The balanced, sweet, crisp flavour makes this very easy to drink. On pouring, it delivers a good froth and fizzy body. Pack it in a picnic for a summer treat.
Allini Prosecco Spumante di Conegliano, £6.99, www.lidl.co.cuk
Light, fruity and for those who prefer a very dry sparkle – combined with lots of fizz. Hints of lemon really come through, so it’s a good accompaniment to fish.
Marks & Spencer Prosecco, £9.99, www.marksandspencer.com
Our favourite to serve in a Bellini, as the peach and pear flavours really come through, and it has a great fizz – the ideal bottle for making cocktails at home.
Finest Bisol Prosecco DOC, £9.99, www.tesco.com
The bubbliest of the bunch with a refreshing smooth taste, and prominent fruity aromas. Our favourite to serve on its own – it will suit all taste buds.
Waitrose Prosecco NV, £8.99, www.waitrose.com
Lighter in taste with well-rounded flavours. The colour is more golden than others, and with gentler bubbles, but all in all a great value product.
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG, £6.99, www.aldi.co.uk
Another good choice for those who like their fizz extra dry. Impress guests with its first- class bubbles when poured – and its expensive-looking vintage-style bottle!
Villa da Prosecco, £8.98, www.asda.com
Like champagne, prosecco is best served chilled in a flute glass.
● Prosecco makes a great aperitif to give to guests before dinner.
● Accompanying a meal, it goes well with lighter dishes, such as fish.
● Fabulous served after dinner with fruity desserts or a cheese plate.
Make a beautiful Bellini cocktail
The Italians favourite cocktail is a great way to serve your prosecco with a twist.
● Add 50ml/2fl oz peach purée to a chilled flute. We like Reflets de France Peach Purée (£2.50 for 1l, available at www.ocado.com).
● Simply top with 100ml/3½fl oz prosecco and stir gently.
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