What bubbles should you be celebrating with when your country’s athletes win bronze, silver and gold medals in London Olympic Games 2012?
Many of the countries competing in London Olympic 2012 have wine regions that produce their own sparkling wines, even the UK, though none, of course, is as famous as France’s Champagne region. A must have if you are you are supporting the French or you’re champagne aficionado!
Visitors to the Olympics don’t have to worry if they want to drink bubbles from their own country, for our British supermarkets and wine shops have fizz sitting on their shelves from all around the world. For example, most supermarkets will have sparkling wine from the England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and California and the specialist retailers will have many more…
Let’s hope the London Olympics 2012 goes with a real fizz!
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée Brut England
Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut Sparkling Wine New Zealand
Award winning, premium priced, New Zealand sparkler! It delivers aromas and flavours of green apples, almonds, toast and marzipan. Worth a punt if you are looking for a NZ fizz that’s made in similar way to champagne.
Waitrose Brut Blanc de Noirs, Champagne, Champagne, France
Blanc de Noirs – made from just black grapes. If you prefer a softer style of champagne – then put a bottle of this in the trolley. Competing Brands: Moët & Chandon, Piper Heidsieck, Lanson & Veuve Clicquot
Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Australia
This like all sparkling wines from Australia is clean and well made. Looking for a fruiter and cheaper alternative to champagne? This is worth a punt if the price and style fits.
Graham Beck Brut Sparkling Wine, South Africa
Want a cheaper alternative to champagne? This South African sparkler delivers a champagne-like fizz in grapes.
Waitrose In Partnership Cava, Penedes, Spain
Waitrose Cava is made in partnership with family-owned Castillo Perelada. Want a top-notch Spanish Cava? You’ll struggle to find better than this on the shelf. If the price fits – put a bottle in the trolley.
Competing Brands: Codorniu, Cordon Negro & Freixenet
Isla Negra Brut, Sparkling Wine Chile
Sparkling wines from Chile are clean and well made. The very best, ten quid plus, are made in similar way champagne, and are worth a punt as cheaper and fruiter alternative.