Your Christmas champagne and sparkling wines edit

Selection of Tesco finest fizz
Spoil your guests: pop open one of these for a real sense of occasion Credit: Mowie Kay

Kay Plunkett-Hogge picks the best champagne and sparkling wines to serve this December

Nothing says Christmas quite like the celebratory pop of some delicious fizz. To help you find the perfect bottle for every festive moment, here’s a selection of the best available from the Tesco finest* range.

For serious quality, opt for Tesco finest* Premier Cru Champagne. Up to 36 months’ ageing on its lees gives it a rich yeastiness, while the chardonnay-led blend (with pinot noir) provides a comforting creaminess. This classy stuff pairs beautifully with nibbles such as Tesco finest* 12 Crab, Lobster and Prawn Canapés, and Tesco finest* Christmas Roasted Nuts.

These days there are some fantastic fizzes produced on our very own doorstep

Yet as we all know, sparkling wine is not just about champagne. Cavas, proseccos and crémants all have their charms and deserve our appreciation in their own right.

Tesco finest* Crémant de Limoux Rosé Brut is a case in point. Brimming with summer fruit flavours and hints of brioche, it pairs brilliantly with Tesco finest* Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Salad and Tesco finest* Scottish Salmon Side.

Cavas, proseccos and crémants all have their  charms

Similarly, Tesco finest* Vintage Cava is another smart pick. Bone-dry and elegantly crisp, this offers not only excellent value but provides a proper exemplar of cavas. Produced on the Segura Viudas estate since the 1850s, all that experience and institutional memory shows. It is big enough to stand up to the main event too – serve it with your Tesco finest* British Free Range Bronze Turkey Crown.

Of course, these days there are some fantastic fizzes produced on our very own doorstep. The terroirs of southern England lend themselves perfectly to great sparkling wine, and the Hush Heath winery in Kent, which makes Tesco finest* English Sparkling, has done just that. With bright acidity, this elegant blend of grape varietals has star quality. It goes extremely well with a platter of Tesco finest* Cold Smoked Trout with plenty of good bread and butter.

Enjoy the finest Christmas

The Tesco finest* wine and food range is in selected stores now UK-wide. 

For more Christmas wine and food inspiration and information, or to order from the Tesco finest * range online, visit