Gotta have it
Woohoo! It's time to partaaaaay. Down tools and dive head first into the bubbles from now until New Year – and we've only found one that tastes like Veuve without the price tag. You're welcome.
I’ve never met a Champagne I didn’t like and when the coffers don’t stretch to the good stuff, the fridge is loaded with prosecco. But far from second best, producers are creating a posh prosecco that’s giving big name Champagne’s a run for its money. I discovered Colucci’s last year, when MD Marce Colucci invited me along for a tasting. Jeez, the things I do for you, and I was mightily impressed.
Colucci’s Grey Label Prosecco Extra Dry D.O.C. Gold
Colucci's Grey Label Prosecco is almost identical in taste to Veuve Clicquot, in my opinion, but a lot cheaper – you be paying £85.50 for a case of 6 which is £14.25 per bottle. Made in the Presecco region of Treviso in northern Italy, using Glera grapes, this bad boy is best served chilled in a tulip-shaped flute. Who are we to argue?
Colucci's White Label Presecco Extra Dry D.O.C.
If you fancy something a teeny bit sweeter, Colucci White Label Extra Dry, is very very drinkable, and according to Marce, a fab fizz to pair with a pud. Buy a case of 6 and you'll pay just £13.45 per bottle for a very posh prosecco.
And if you’re looking for a last minute gift… may I suggest a cheeky gift set.
His & Hers Gift Box
Double bubble means double trouble. Two bottles of posh prosecco nestled together a stunning wooden box. Choose your bubbles, add a little personalisation and bob's your uncle. It'll also be the easiest thing you wrap all year. Just saying.
Celebration Gift Box
The perfect gift for party people and fizz fanatics. Colucci's will create a lush (no pun intended) gift box with a bottle of bubbles (simply choose the one you want) and they'll pop in a couple of flutes, so you quaff at first site. If it could include someone to wash up as well, that would be magic.
I’ll be adding a few cases to the Muddy wine cellar (well, cupboard). Many of my friends knock back the bubbles like it’s sparkling water – particularly at this time of the year. Try it and let me know how you get on. Let’s call it a research project. Cheers!