We say Lidl and Aldi’s budget champagnes are not bad but they’re actually pretty damn good. Award-winning in fact. Priced as low as £8.49 (that won’t even get you a cut-rate bottle of Prosecco in most supermarkets), they’re without a doubt the most affordable and palatable fizzes on the market.

Here are our favourites.

Aldi’s Nicolas De Montbart Champagne

With fruity and floral notes and a finish of citrusy lemon, Aldi’s Nicolas De Montbart Champagne is seriously sinkable and the perfect welcome drink to serve at festive get-togethers. The traditional blend of equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier gives a subtle elegance on the palate, but it’s the real customer reviews on the Aldi website that have really won us over. With five star reviews across the board and comments such as, “Best champagne I have tasted in some time. Absolute perfection – ideal for the Christmas season and incredibly good value,” you can’t really go wrong.

£12.49 per botttle


Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut 

Rival store and fellow bargain destination Aldi have their own frugal fizz that’s worth popping. The Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut  is a highly acclaimed award-winner from the small, consistently excellent Champagne house Philizot & Fils. Don’t believe us? The champagne was awarded a “silver outstanding” medal at 2018’s International Wine and Spirits Competition and Aldi’s wine expert, Sam Caporn says it’s “In my honest opinion, one of the very best, if not THE best value champagne in the UK today”

It’s currently priced at £13.99 and if you order six bottles you can get it delivered for free to your door.

£13.99 per bottle

Website: www.aldi.co.uk

Lidl’s Crémant de Loire AOC Brut

Let’s start with Lidl’s Crémant de Loire AOC Brut. Ok, it’s not technically a champagne (it’s a French sparkling wine made in much the same way as champagne) but it’s just as good and this one comes from the famous and much-loved Loire region. It’s priced at £8.49 and we can verify the price is as sinkable as the taste. Stock up on a case for a thrifty New Year’s Eve.

£8.49 per bottle

Website: www.lidl.co.uk

Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Brut NV

Next up is Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Brut NV. In an expert taste test conducted by Which, this bottle fared better than some premium brands costing more than twice its price. That price comes in at a humble  £13.99 (I mean, it’s practically free) and scored a very respectable 77% in the test. Tasters were given 145 champagnes to taste without knowledge of their price or maker.

It was actually Waitrose’s Brut NV (priced at £20) that came out top with an impressive 80% score on flavour, but Lidl’s was hot on its heels and with a price just over a tenner, you can’t really argue with affordability.

£13.99 per bottle

Website: www.lidl.co.uk

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