Neutral grain spirit suppliers wait all your long to find out which alcoholic beverages will get the party started at Christmas time, and this year is no different.
The long awaited Good Housekeeping Institute’s Christmas taste test is out, and in the quaking hands of industry experts across the drinks trade.
And the winner is……. Sainsbury’s with its Taste the Difference NV Champagne Brut for just £19.
The Institute concluded it had: “Baked lemon and rich Bramley apple flavours. Rich, well balanced and complex.”
Described by judges as having a “rich brioche aroma with lemon zest and curd notes” this champagne is expected to go well with white fish, poultry or mushrooms.
We expect it is pretty nice on its own too.
Both classics and supermarket bargains made this year’s list, with budget supermarkets Aldi and Spar making it onto the list with their Aldi Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut NV and Marquis Belrive Champagne scoring 77/100 and 73/100 respectively.
Old classics made the list too with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV, Charles Lafitte Champagne Grande Cuvee Brut NV, Moët & Chandon Imperial NV, Laytons Brut NV and Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV all making the list.
If you still can’t make up your mind about what top tipple to serve your guests this Christmas then browse the judge’s comments at the Good Housekeeping Institute.
You could even see what they have to say about the many other Christmas food stuffs they taste test every year, you may even grab yourself a bargain.