If prosecco is your main party juice, you'll need to know which bottles are best. There are lots of great proseccos around but we're going to concentrate on bottles that cost less than £25. Each year, Italy produces 440 million bottles and the UK are the biggest importer of this Italian sparkling wine. In the UK, this drink is consumed by both men and women but you might be surprised to read that 56 per cent of all sales go to men. You'll need to look for the DOC or DOCG label on the bottle if you want an authentic prosecco as these tells you these were produced in north-eastern Italy. Anything with DOCG on it was produced superior Conegliano Valdobbiadene area.
If you're looking to buy a lot of bottles, perhaps for a party or a wedding or something similar, you might want to buy bottles for the lowest possible price but you shouldn't buy the £5 bottles from your local supermarket, especially when there are several great options for under £15 that your guests will enjoy.
Berry Bros. make a great prosecco and you'll only need £13.99 for a bottle from their own-label range. They only use 40-year-old vines for this particular wine, which is grown in the Valdobbiadene area.
Honest Grapes offer an elegant bubbly that has everything you need. It's fruity, fresh and full of fizz. This bottle's great with a light lunch and the extra dry version is ideal for those who normally find prosecco a little too sweet.
You could also opt for Mionetto. They've been making wine for over a century. Their £15 bottle is the one they produce the most of. It's created with only glera grapes which are grown in the Valdobbiadene area.
If you're looking for an aperitif, buy from The Fizz Company. Their wine is produced in the La Farra vineyard, which is in the DOCG area and found between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. This great sparkling wine has a fresh blossom aroma, a ripe peach taste with notes of crunchy apple.
Tesco makes a DOCG wine that will only set you back £8 a bottle. This wonderful supermarket wine from Tesco's Finest range is produced in the Valdobbiadene region. Expect riper flavoured fruits and lemon zest.