Sparkling wine & champagne
Our ward-winning Co-op Prosecco is the perfect pre-dinner drink, while our Cava is… Well, irresistible. And because we regularly update our deals, it’s always worth heading in-store to find out what we’ve got on offer.
Les Pionniers Champagne
This multi-award-winning champagne is consistently excellent year in, year out. We can't tell you who makes it (it's a poorly kept secret) but we can tell you you'll be hard-pressed to find a better fizz for less than twenty English pounds!
Les Pionniers Vintage Champagne
Used to toast the departure of James Martin on Saturday Kitchen. This award winning vintage champagne out-tastes many a top grand marque.
Co-op Irresistible Prosecco
Our Prosecco has won the Which award for best Prosecco on the high street multiple times. A firm favourite.
Q: What is the difference between Cava and Prosecco?
A: Cava is from Spain, whereas Prosecco is from Italy. Cava is produced using the same method as champagne; with Prosecco the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks instead of in the bottle.
Q: What makes champagne fizzy?
A: The bubbles which make the wines of Champagne so distinctive are the result of what is known as a ‘secondary fermentation’. This takes place in each individual bottle which means that the resulting carbon dioxide cannot escape and becomes manifest as tiny bubbles.
Q: What is vintage champagne?
A: Vintage champagne is, quite simply, a champagne made from grapes harvested in a particular year. Non-vintage (NV) champagne is created by blending grapes from different vintages; this process allows champagne producers to maintain a consistency of style.
Q: Can I age NV champagne?
A: Yes! All champagnes can benefit from a little extra ageing – even NV champagne. Careful cellaring of a NV champagne for up to three years will see those of a patient disposition rewarded with a more mellow, nutty and complex champagne.