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Food & Drink

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.

Buy now

1. Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne, £45

2. Canard-Duchêne Authentic Reserve Brut NV Champagne, £26.99

3. Chandon Sparkling Wine, £14.99 (currently £11.99)

4. Bouvet-Ladubay Sparkling Saumur Rosé Brut NV, £13.49

5. Lindauer Special Reserve Brut Cuvee NV, £13.99 (currently £10.49)

6. Selfridges Selection Sparkling English Brut, £29.99

7. Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Cuis 1er Cru Brut NV Champagne, £33.25

8. Pongrácz Brut, £13.99

9. Bichot Crémant de Bourgogne Reserve Privée, £17.50

10. 2013 Filipa Pato 38 Blanc de Blancs, £15