10 best summer fizz
From an English brut to a premier cru Champagne, discover some fine sparklers to drink in the sun this August
From Charles Heidseick Brut, the champagne which took the USA by storm in the 1850s - and saw its founder thrown into prison as a spy in the process - to an unusual must-try Portuguese Blanc de Blancs 2013 Filipa Pato 38, we present the finest sparklers on the shelves this summer.
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If you are looking for something beyond the usual France-New Zealand-South Africa sparkling wine nexus, Selfridge’s Selection Sparkling English Brut, made by English producers Gusbourne, is a must-try. If your tastes are a little more trad, and you champagne is your only tipple, it is certainly worth giving the delicate Canard-Duchêne Authentic Reserve Brut NV Champagne a run for its money. Get quaffing.
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