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Champagne Alternatives Valentine's Day
By: Fourteen Ten On: February 7, 2024 In: Campaigns, Drinks Brand Publicity, Products Comments: 0

Here are six interesting alternatives to champagne for Valentines Day 2024:

Louis Couturier Cremant

Louis Couturier Crémant de Bordeaux

An award-winning Crémant from the Bordeaux region of France, made the same way as Champagne but using the local grapes of the region. Pair with oysters. £12, Morrisons.



Calvet Cremant Rose

Calvet Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé

Hints of strawberry, biscuity notes, fine bubbles and a rounded finish. At a fraction of the price of a bottle of Champagne, what’s not to love? Pair with strawberries. £12, Morrisons.



Fleurs De Prairie

Fleurs de Prairie Sparkling Rosé

A pale French sparkling rosé with red berry flavours and lovely delicate bubbles. Named in celebration of the wildflowers that carpet their vineyards in the South of France. £8.75, Morrisons.



JP Chenet Ice Bottle

J.P. Chenet Ice Sparkling Wine

Specially made to be enjoyed on ice, this slightly sweet sparkling wine has aromas of white fruit, citrus fruit and almond. Great with nibbles. £11, Ocado.



JP Chenet Rose Bottle

J.P. Chenet Light Sparkling Rosé – Low Alcohol

Tasting Notes:
At only 5.5% ABV this is a lighter sparkling wine that’s not only light in alcohol but light for the wallet too at only £6. Full of wild strawberry and raspberry. Pair with macarons. £6, Ocado.



Nozeco Bottle

Nozeco – Zero Alcohol

UK’s number 1 zero-alcohol option with subtle floral notes with hints of citrus fruit, apple and elderflower. Nozeco is vegan and a large glass is around 70 calories. £3.50, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose, Coop, Sainsburys.


Editors Notes

Louis Couturier Crémant de Bordeaux

Tasting Notes:
A deliciously fresh award-winning Crémant from the Bordeaux region of France, made the same way as Champagne but using the local grapes of the region. Full of peach and nectarine flavours and a subtle hint of toasty brioche.
Food Pairing:
Oysters, Quiche Lorraine, Cheese Board
Price: £12
Retailer: Morrisons

Calvet Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé

Tasting Notes:
A truly delightful sparkling wine, this Calvet Crémant is a perfect accompaniment to all great occasions. Hints of strawberry, biscuity notes, fine bubbles, balanced acidity and a rounded finish. At a fraction of the price of a bottle of Champagne, what’s not to love?
Food Pairing:
Enjoy as an apéritif, Asian flavours such as Chilli, Garlic and Noodle dishes, Strawberries.
Price: £12
Retailer: Ocado

Fleurs de Prairie Sparkling Rosé

Tasting Notes:
This pale French sparkling rosé is full of red berry flavours enhanced by lovely delicate bubbles. Fleurs de Prairie is named in celebration of the wildflowers that grow amongst their vineyards in the South of France.
Food Pairing:
Crudité Platter, Vegetable Tagine, Fish Roasted with Fresh Herbs
Price: £8.75
Retailer: Morrisons

J.P. Chenet Ice Sparkling wine

Tasting Notes:
Specially made to be enjoyed on ice, this slightly sweet sparkling wine has aromas of white fruit, citrus fruit and almond.
Food Pairing:
Enjoy in a large glass with ice as an aperitif with nibbles.
Price: £11
Retailer: Ocado

J.P. Chenet Light Sparkling Rosé

Tasting Notes:
At only 5.5% ABV this is a lighter sparkling wine that’s not only light in alcohol but light for the wallet too at only £6. Full of wild strawberry, raspberry and red cherry flavours.
Food Pairing:
Fresh Fruit, Macaron, Raspberry Gelato.
Price: £6
Retailer: Ocado

Nozeco

Tasting Notes:
UK’s number 1 zero-alcohol option with subtle floral notes with hints of citrus fruit, apple and elderflower. Fine bubbles give it good structure and finish. This award-winning option is also vegan and large glass is around 70 calories.
Food Pairing:
Pasta al Limone, Fish and Chips, Lemon Tart.
Price: From £3.50
Retailers: Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose, Coop, Sainsburys

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