Gone are days when only the super-rich could enjoy a bottle of top-notch bubbles.
You can now find the good stuff in pretty much every supermarket you walk into and usually there’s a pretty good range to choose from.
Classic French Champagne can often be found at affordable prices these days. Spanish cava or the ever-popular Italian prosecco also seem to be overshadowing pricey fizz these days.
But bargain supermarket Lidl has taken it a step further.
The high-street grocery chain is selling their Italian fizz for just £3.69. Yep that’s right, you can now enjoy a full-sized bottle of bubbly for less than the price of a Boots meal deal!
Lidl’s Allini Asti Spumante is from the Piemonte region of northwestern Italy, known for producing this easy-drinking sparkling wine that is a famously sweeter and less alcoholic alternative to prosecco.
With its light, refreshing taste and 7.5% ABV, compared to Lidl’s Allini Prosecco Spumante DOP’s 10.5%, it’s an ideal option for those sweltering days when you want a refreshing tipple, but don’t want so much of the hard stuff that you get a bit woozy in the heat.
Or you could use it as a summer evening accompaniment to a light salad or a chilled dessert. Sommelier app Corkscrew even selected the fizz as the perfect partner to an Eton mess pudding.
The double award-winning bottle scores an 84 on Lidl’s 100 Point Rating System as a good wine and was awarded Bronze at both last year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition and Decanter World Wine Awards.
So it’s a pretty decent bottle of plonk.
Though with all good things in life, there is a catch. The price is part of a limited time offer at two thirds of the usual £5.49 and will be available for two days only.
Other semi-good news, those two days will be this weekend – 4th and 5th August – so you can stock up just in time for the highly anticipated (*dreaded) return of the scorching heat that’s been forecast.