GET ready to pop your corks and clink glasses to celebrate National Prosecco Day.
It’s one more reason to have a sip of this best-selling sparkling superstar.
But how do you choose the best bottle of fizz for your pennies?
Here, drinks expert Helena Nicklin, of thethreedrinkers.com, reviews eight supermarket Prosecco picks – all for £10 and under – and marks them out of ten.
- Co-op Irresistible Prosecco DOC ‘Special Cuvée’ Brut, £8 from Co-op – buy now
A classy, drier style of Prosecco that’s less frothy and ripe than some.
This wine won’t get sickly thanks to the lower sugar levels and there’s a lovely floral and honeyed note balanced by a cool hint of lime that keeps you coming back for more.
Prosecco is made for drinking while young and fresh.
Delicious and exceedingly quaffable, this one offers outstanding bubble for your buck.
Perfect pick for an aperitif
- Planeta Organico Prosecco DOC, Treviso Extra Dry, £7.99 from Aldi – buy now
This award-winning sparkler has a richer style, with buckets of ripe pear and baked apple fruit flavours, but tastes beautifully balanced when you sip.
It’s also eco-friendly – from orgnically grown grapes – and is delicious enough to be enjoyed on its own.
So pop the cork and have a flute of this as an aperitif, or pair with some snacks and nibbles.
Has a dazzling drinkablilty
- Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference, Conegliano Prosecco Superiore, 2012, Brut, £10 from Sainsbury’s – buy now
This vintage Prosecco deserves its slightly higher price tag for the zesty lemon, peachy notes and dazzling bubbly drinkability.
“Brut” on the label means it’s one of the less sweet Proseccos on offer, light, creamy and refreshing with a very sophisticated finish.
One to splash out on for a special occasion and enjoy on its own or with some olives or strong cheese.
Superior taste fits the bill
- Aldi Exquisite Collection Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, £7.49 from Aldi – buy now
The label says superiore and it certainly lives up to the billing, and when you take a sip it proves its added mettle on the palate.
It has tons of flavour, some floral acidity and a smooth, lemon cream finish.
There’s no sweetness level on the label but I suspect it’s “Brut” as it tastes more dry than sweet to me.
Well priced and in a gorgeous fancy bottle too.
Crowd-pleaser hits right notes
- Tesco Finest Prosecco DOC Brut, £8 from tesco.com – buy now
Another drier style, well made and frothy, with all the classic citrusy, floral, pear and apple notes you want from a glass of Italian bubbly alongside a blossom aroma.
Totally easy drinking, this is your benchmark, sensibly-priced Prosecco and one to suit every palate.
Take a bottle of this crowd-pleaser to a celebration, pop the cork to mark the start of the weekend or use it as a tasty mixer to make classic aperitifs such as Aperol Spritz.
Fizzy number is go-to party fave
- Asda Prosecco DOC Extra Dry, £6 from asda.com – buy now
A happy little Prosecco showing its sweet flavours and ripe pear fruit up front.
Fun and frothy, this is a great, go-to party or weeknight-treat Prosecco.
With lemony zest and apple notes, alongside crisp acidity the sweetness of this bubbly complements savoury snacks and canapés.
A great bottle to enjoy with friends or whenever you fancy some low-key fizz – and for a great price too.
Frizz gives a gentle sparkle
- Allini Prosecco Frizzante, £4.99 from lidl.co.uk – buy now
If your Prosecco “frizzante” isn’t actually too fizzy when you pop the cork, don’t worry, it is meant to be less gassy.
Frizzante means it should be softer, with a gentle, delicate sparkle and fewer big bubbles.
Uncomplicated and refreshing, with decent fruit, this is an off-dry and straightforward regional frothy wine.
It’s unfussy but pleasant with it and, at under a fiver, who can argue with the taste for the price.
Real refreshing thirst quencher
- Adeletto Prosecco DOC Extra Dry, £8.50 from Co-op – buy now
Confusingly, “extra dry” normally means you’d be drinking a sweeter Prosecco, but this one tastes quite dry.
The fruit is subtle and the acidity is high; it’s light, refreshing and a real thirst quencher.
For me, a little extra fruitiness would give it more charm.
With that in mind, this would be a great choice for making cocktails such as Bellinis.
Just add fresh peach juice or mix with orange juice for a Bucks Fizz with a twist.