Three sparklers to celebrate the approach of autumn…

From England

Chapel Down English Sparkling Rose NV

Redolent of piquant late summer berries and the scent of hay and hedgerows. Ideal as a celebratory glass, to accompany canapés or for an autumn pudding, oozing with Victoria plums. £22, Marks & Spencer; £26.99 (or £17.98 each for two bottles as part of purchase of six mixed bottles), Majestic

From Italy

Tenuta di Aljano Settefilari Lambrusco Reggiano

Lambrusco used to be sweet and naff for discerning drinkers. But, reinvented, this is dry and serious wine: dark, fruit-and-nut chocolate flavours, softly tannic and highly refreshing. Ideal with Serrano ham on tomato bread, charcuterie or fruit-based desserts. £9.19 (until 15 September, usually £11.49), ocado.com

From New Zealand

Nautilus Marlborough Cuvée NV

A Pinot Noir-dominated blend from an excellent Kiwi producer that recreates champagne style at half the price. Toasty, golden bubbles, real depth of flavour and distinctive New World tropical fruit notes. An aperitif or for fishy starters and canapés. £18.50, thenewzealandcellar.com

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