5 of our best Champagnes, Proseccos and English Sparkling Wines to pop open at New Year

After all that hard work, planning and cooking, Christmas is over for another year and we can start looking forward to 2019.

Whether you’ve been invited to a huge party or are planning on spending the night curled up on the sofa finishing the last of the Christmas chocolates, there’s really only one rule you need to follow on New Year’s Eve… drinking something fizzy!

With that in mind we’ve taken a look at the customer reviews on some of our top-rated bottles of bubbly so you can have your choice of what to drink on the 31st December.

If only Champagne will do then we’ve got a great selection for you, but there are also some brilliant Proseccos and English Sparkling Wines for you to try.

So take a look at what our customers have been saying and make your choice.

Harrow & Hope Brut Reserve

Harrow and Hope

Our very own Henry Laithwaite has made wine all over France and in Australia, but in 2010 he and wife Kaye returned to England and start a vineyard in Marlow. The result is their double-gold winning Harrow & Hope Brut Reserve.

One reviewer simply wrote: “Wow. Lovely bottle of fizz, highly recommend.”

Windsor Great Park Vineyard 2014

Windsor Great Park Vineyard

In 2011 we discovered a four-hectare south facing plot in Windsor Great Park, with slopes down to Great Meadow Pond. Its ideal location, along with with gentle breezes, a moderate climate and well drained soils, have resulted in Windsor Great Park Vineyard 2014, awarded a silver medal an 91 points by Decanter.

Writing about this bubbly customer said it is a “fabulous sparkling wine,” and added: “Goes down too well. Better than lots of very expensive champagne. Lovely and smooth with lots of flavour.”

Roche Lacour Crémant de Limoux 2016

Roche Lacour

Roche Lacour Crémant is made in Limoux, where the monks of Saint Hilaire are said to have mastered sparkling wine methods centuries ahead of Dom Pérignon. We’ve been selling this fizz for 25 years and it’s always been a customer favourite.

“Absolutely gorgeous,” wrote one reviewer, “even nicer than the usual Champagne! Will definitely be ordering more!”

Laithwaite Champagne Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru

Laithwaite Blanc De Blancs Brut Premier Cru

Customers often ask, what is Blanc de Blancs? The Champagne region grows three grapes, two red – Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – and one white – Chardonnay.Laithwaite Champagne Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is made only from Chardonnay and that gives this Champagne a luxurious, toasty biscuit character perfect for special celebrations.

One reviewer wrote: “Delicious, elegant and not too dry…We have been drinking this Champagne for several years and it never disappoints. It is simply delicious and other Champagnes just don’t compete in this price range.”

Alessandro Gallici Prosecco

Alessandro Gallici Prosecco

This wine is from northern Italian native Alessandro Gallici. He knows every grape grower worth knowing, every premium vineyard, and has spent his life making outstanding wines.

Writing about Alessandro Gallici Prosecco, one customer said: “Just perfect off the lips, the taste lingers and the smell is absolutely divine.”

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About Laithwaites Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.