Our choice of cork-poppingly delicious fizz

Theale Vineyard Founder’s Reserve 2003 - £22.99

The reputation of English sparkling wines worldwide is improving every year. Made near Reading, this cuvee is full of spicy aromas with a rich, smoky character on the palate.

www.laithwaites.co.uk; 0870 066 5689

Jansz Vintage Cuvée 2003 - £14.99

Tasmania's cool climate is ideal for making premium sparkling wine. This has great complexity and is well balanced on the palate, with delicate fruit and a crisp acidity.

www.negociantsuk.com; 01582 462 859

M&S Prosecco Extra Dry - £7.49

A great alternative to Cava, this delightful wine combines spring flower aromas with apple and citrus. It feels creamy on the palate, and has peach and papaya notes.

www.marksandspencer.co.uk; 0845 302 1234

Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva 2005 - £8.72

Situated in the DO Emporda of north-east Catalonia, Castillo Perelada produces some of the best Cava in the region. There are vibrant, honeyed-apple aromas on the nose, and the palate has a good structure and fruity flavours with a creamy texture.

www.stevensgarnier.co.uk; 01865 263 300

Tesco Finest Bisol Prosecco - £8.99

Bisol have been producing Prosecco di Valdobbiadene for more than 100 years. The aromas of juicy peach and zesty notes are balanced by a lively and dry acidity; it's fresh and elegant on the finish.

www.tesco.com; 0845 722 5533

Green Point ZD 2002 - £14.25

ZD stands for zero dosage, which means the wine is bone-dry. This pure Chardonnay cuvee has an elegant palate, with crisp acidity and a creamy finish.

www.waitrose.com; 0845 604 9050

Roederer Estate Quartet Brut - £18.04

Roederer was the first Champagne house to produce sparkling wine in California. This crisp, elegant wine combines soft white fruit and some nutty aromas.

www.waitrose.com; 0845 604 9050

Tenuta Ca’ Bolani Prosecco - £6.99

A rather aromatic style of Prosecco, with a refreshing and balanced palate; elegant fruit structure with an explosion of apricot, ripe apple and spring flower on the finish.

01932 340 780

Montana Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvée - £8.49

New Zealand's sparkling wines rival Champagne. This one has apple and nectarine aromas on the nose, plus delicate fruit and citrus characters. A great-value bottle of wine.

www.majestic.co.uk; 0845 605 6767

Nyetimber Blanc de Noirs 2003 - £35

From the multi-award winning sparkling wine house in West Sussex, this vintage has strawberry-shortcake aromas with a balanced freshness and fruit on the finish.

www.harveynichols.com; 020-7201 8537