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  • 12 of the best budget bottles of prosecco
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  • Best Prosecco in the UK: Where to buy the best affordable fizz
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    Best Prosecco in the UK: Where to buy the best affordable fizz

    Is there any sound more pleasing than the cheerful pop of a Prosecco cork?Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply raising a well-deserved glass to the weekend, the sparkling Italian wine is one of our favourite tipples to toast the good times.It’s easy to see why; it’s kinder on the wallet than Champagne and pleasant to sip solo or with food. Prosecco is also light on calories, at roughly 80cal per flute although of course, this differs from bottle to bottle.While a bottle of bubbles can only be called Champagne if it’s made in the prestigious French region of the same name, so to only Italian-grown grapes can be called Prosecco.Ditto Spain’s Cava must be made on the Iberian peninsula. All are made in very similar ways, but what differs is the taste of the grape and of course the location of the vineyards in which they grew.Typically made in a north-eastern corner of Italy, Prosecco comes in various degrees of fizziness – spumante (sparkling), frizzante (semi-sparkling) and tranquilo (still).You’ll often find the letters DOC or DOCG stamped on the label of a bottle of Prosecco.Top pub quiz fact: these letters are to guarantee the high quality of the sparkling elixir within. Translated from Italian, DOCG is short for Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, while DOC stands for Denomination of Controlled Origin. Both are there to reassure drinkers that the Prosecco they’re sipping is the real deal.But which one is the best? That’s the crucial information we’re here to determine, once and for all.We rounded up some of the best supermarket and food hall Proseccos, all available to shop online for the ultimate in convenience, to find the king of a drink colloquially known to some in the UK as Prosexy.After the gruelling taste test, helped by 16 of the finest set of tastebuds in the ES office, the numbers have been crunched and the findings are in. Read on to see the results of the Best Prosecco to Buy Online M&S Conte Priuli ORO ProseccoThere’s no denying that this golden bottle makes an impression from the get-go, making it an impressive gift for weddings and birthdays.Best reviewer quote: Our reviewers adored the bouji bottle, saying it has a “classic Prosecco taste” and likened it to a “Granny Smith, extra dry”.Estimated price: £20.Average rating: 9 out of 10. Take a bow, M&S.£15 | M&S | Buy it now Organic ProseccoSourced from a family-run vineyard just outside Venice, the grapes in this bottle were handpicked and grown free from pesticides and herbicides.Best reviewer quote: “Tastes more like Champagne than Prosecco.” Not a bad thing.Estimated price: £10, a couple of quid over the actual price, so this bottle tastes of more expensive than it actually is - win!Average rating: at 8, this bottle fared particularly well with our hand-selected ES taste team.£7.99 | Aldi | Buy it now Allini Prosecco SpumanteThis ‘easy-drinking’ Prosecco was made in Veneto, Italy and according to Lidl, pairs well with bruschetta and east Asian cuisine.Best reviewer quote: “Fruity overtone and a lively finish on the tongue”Estimated price: £11.99, double the actual price.Average rating: doing well at 7.£5.99 | Lidl | Buy it now Fillipo Sansovino Valdobbiadene ProseccoThe complex flavours within this unusually-shaped bottle set it apart from the competition. 11.5 per cent ABV.Best reviewer quote: “Could drink this for days” High praise indeed.Estimated price: £9.15.Average rating: Scoring 7, this was at the better end of our taste test table.£10 | Asda | Buy it now Mionetto MO Collection Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra DryWith a history dating back to 1887, Mionetto is one of the finest winemakers Italy has to offer. This extra-dry 11 per cent ABV bottle is a legacy of its expertise.Best reviewer quote: “Nice refined taste, would serve to the in-laws during an awkward dinner party”. Sounds like a winner in our book.Estimated price: £9.Average rating: out of a possible 10, this scored a very respectable 7.£12 | Sainsbury’s | Buy it now Prosecco Superiore DOCGLight with the flavour of ripe Autumn fruits, this sparkling Prosecco is purported to have a creamy taste.Best reviewer quote: “Perfect for a boozy day at the races.”Estimated price: this averaged at £9.50, tasting slightly more expensive than the RRP.Average rating: 7.£7.99 | Aldi | Buy it now Tesco Finest Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCGWith grapes plucked from the finest vineyards in the heart of Italy's Prosecco region, this bottle is lovely with canapès and summer puddings.Best reviewer quote: “A decent amount of fizz, honey taste. Brace for a hangover the morning after.”Estimated price: our reviewers thought this tasted like an £8.50 bottle, on average.Average rating: a good rating, but not as high as expected at 6.5.£10 | Tesco | Buy it now ASDA Extra Special Prosecco Asolo Brut DOCGFloral and fruity, this is an impressive-looking bottle to take to a party.Best reviewer quote: A rather middle-of-the-road “nutty but nice.”Estimated price: £6.31.Average rating: Scoring a good 6.5.£8 | Asda | Buy it now Tesco Dino Prosecco DOCFruit and lemony, Tesco suggests this Prosecco is recommended to be drunk alongside a fresh fruit salad.Best reviewer quote: One person said this tasted “like a spring meadow – lovely!” while another said it would be a suitable gift for a colleague… but not for themselves.Estimated price: At £6.55, our reviewers’ average guess was just £1 out.Average rating: Although this bottle divided opinion, the average score was 6.£7.50 | Tesco | Buy it now M&S ProseccoA vibrant refreshing bottle, this Prosecco is made with 100 per cent Glera grapes.Best reviewer quote: Another bottle to split the opinion of our focus group, one said it was “a bit like cardboard, but improves as you go”, while another declared it their favourite of all the ones they tried.Estimated price: £6.18.Average rating: 6.£8 | M&S | Buy it now Prosecco Spumante ConeglianoThe award-winning bottle was made from a 2017 Veneto grape harvest and is 11 per cent ABV.Best reviewer quote: “Nicely balanced with a fizzy aftertaste”Estimated price: £7.80, 19 pence off target.Average rating: just shy of ‘okay’ at 5.5.£7.99 | Lidl | Buy it now Harvey Nichols ProseccoProduced by the Sorelle Bronca estate, this bottle is said to be ideal with light snacks or drunk unsullied all by itself.Best reviewer quote: One of our esteemed reviewers branded this “apple-juice like, PG13”. However, another said it was a classic Prosecco.Estimated price: £7.43.Average rating: 5.£16 | Harvey Nichols | Buy it now Morrisons The Best Valdobbiadene Prosecco 75clMade with a two-grape blend, this bottle of bubbles is suitable for vegans.Best reviewer quote: the best thing someone said about this bottle was that it “looks spenny”. The worst? “I’ve drunk 15 at this point, and they all taste the same now.” We did say it was a gruelling test.Estimated price: £7.Average rating: 5.£8 | Morrisons | Buy it now *On sale from £10 Selfridges Selection Prosecco Made under the shadow of the mighty Dolomites, this own-brand bottle from one of the UK's best food halls is perfect for celebrations.Best reviewer quote: “Dry and sour tasting” from one reviewer "refreshingly crisp" from another, this was something of a Marmite Prosecco.Estimated price: £9.11.Average rating: 4 out of 10.£13.99 | Selfridges | Buy it now BotoniqueThis de-alcoholised Prosecco replacement is packed with nutrients and minerals that alcohol normally depletes.Best reviewer quote: The most fitting comment for this zero-alcohol drink was “the beverage equivalent of a shoulder shrug.” The botanical notes confused some drinkers into thinking this was medicine, with one remarking that it “tastes like something you would serve to your child if they were afflicted with a fever.” An acquired taste, perhaps.Estimated price: our reviewers wouldn’t pay more than £4 a bottle for this booze-free alternative.Average rating: 1, this didn’t stand up well against traditional Prosecco.£7.99 | Ocado | Buy it now VerdictMarking out of a top score of 10, six of the bottles in our taste test scored 7 or higher, making them Best picks. M&S’s Conte Priuli ORO Prosecco not only looks the part but tastes amazing too, making it a worthy gift for someone special or to pop at a party. Contenders from Aldi, Asda and Sainsbury’s were also extremely impressive. * Read more Best daybeds 2019

  • Red wine can relieve stress and anxiety, study reveals
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    Red wine can relieve stress and anxiety, study reveals

    It doesn’t mean doctors are going to start prescribing wine to treat mental health problems.

  • Beer-flavoured tea bags now exist so you can enjoy a pint at your desk
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    Beer-flavoured tea bags now exist so you can enjoy a pint at your desk

    The alcohol-free twist on the traditional cuppa is perfect for the summer months.

  • Woman transforms wine-stained outfit into 'genius' tie-dye look
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    Woman transforms wine-stained outfit into 'genius' tie-dye look

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  • Bride reveals struggle to forgive new husband after he passed out on their wedding night
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  • Aldi £14 bottle of wine scoops top prize at global competition
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    While it seems every country needs something greasy and stodgy, what constitutes as drunk food differs a lot from nation to nation.

  • The contents of this Pimp Your Prosecco advent calendar is incredible
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    The contents of this Pimp Your Prosecco advent calendar is incredible

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