Best value supermarket champagne for Christmas 2023

best value supermarket champagne for Christmas and New Year 2023 uk

If you’re looking for a cheeky – and reliably tasty – bottle of cheap champagne, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s my guide to the best value supermarket champagne for Christmas and New Year!

Some of the most famous champagne houses in France are behind the own-brand offerings in UK supermarkets, and there are so many truly excellent quality bottles to try this year. For example, I think this is the first time ever I’ve seen a supermarket win two gold medals for one of its champagnes, and there are several other multi-award winners coming up.

There are some great offers at the moment too, so let’s start by popping the cork on some delicious non-vintage champagnes, then move on to a bit of bargain vintage fizz and a couple of nice rosés.

NON-VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE: Best of the best for 2023

This is easily the most popular type of champagne in the UK, and usually comes with a lower price point than the vintage varieties. It’s also the type most likely to be included in supermarket seasonal offers and multi-buy deals, and I’ve included some of those for you too.

There are quite a few award winners in the non-vintage category this year, and these always tend to sell out fast so don’t sleep on it if you see any deal that you like the look of.

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Asda Veuve Olivier & Fils Brut NV | £26.00

Best Value supermarket champagne non vintage Asda Veuve Olivier
  • This champagne is the highest scorer in the non-vintage taste tests, and currently in their ‘buy any 6 bottles, get 25% off’ deal, which works out at £19.50 per bottle. Now’s the time to stock up!
  • Awards: IWSC Silver Medal 92/100
  • Notes: Well structured with plenty of depth and notes of citrus, redcurrant, apple and almond on the nose and palate.
  • FIND HERE: Asda

Co-Op Les Pionniers Brut Champagne NV | £22.75

Co Op Les Pionniers brut champagne NV award winning
  • Three big awards for this champagne from the Co-Op, it’s one for the Christmas table or New Year’s Eve treat
  • Awards: Which? Magazine best champagne winner & 85/100, IWSC Silver Medal 91/100, IWC Silver Medal 91/100
  • Notes: Notes of pear, apple, savoury pastry and lemon create a balanced palate and a moreish finish.
  • FIND HERE: Co-Op

Tesco Finest Premier Cru Union Champagne NV | £25.00

Tesco Finest Union Premier Cru champagne NV
  • Current offers: Clubcard price £22.00. Also in ‘buy any 6 bottles get 25% off with Clubcard’ deal, making it £16.50 per bottle << PENNY’S PICK FOR BULK BUYERS
  • Awards: IWSC Silver Medal 91/100
  • Notes: Extra long ageing in the bottle makes for elegant flavours of citrus, green apple and brioche, and a fine mousse.
  • FIND HERE: Tesco


Here are four other non-vintage champagnes that might appeal, especially if you like to shop at the supermarket nearest to you.

This list includes the best cheap champagne for 2023 that comes in at £14.99 per bottle.

Waitrose Blanc de Noirs Brut NV | £26.99

  • A little more expensive than some of the high scorers in the top three above, but one to keep in mind if you’re stocking up at Waitrose
  • Awards: Good Housekeeping best non-vintage champagne 80/100, Decanter Bronze Medal 87/100
  • Notes: Deliciously aromatic with notes of ripe stone fruit and apple, and a touch of biscuit on the finish.
  • FIND HERE: Waitrose supermarkets or Waitrose Cellar.

M&S Collection St Gall Champagne Brut | £28.00

  • A little on the pricey side, but handy if you’re shopping at M&S or Ocado
  • Awards: Good Housekeeping runner up non vintage champagne 78/100
  • Notes: An elegant, complex champagne, with fine bubbles, hints of buttery brioche, green apple, lemon and chalky minerality.
  • FIND HERE: Marks & Spencer by the case, or by the bottle at Ocado

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blanc de Noirs Champagne | £23.50

  • Reasonably priced and likely to turn up in offers
  • Awards: Good Housekeeping 4th place 78/100
  • Notes: Fresh, zesty and fruity with delicate hints of toasty biscuit, and appealing richness and balanced acidity.
  • FIND HERE: Sainsbury’s

Lidl Montaudon Champagne Brut | £14.99

  • This easy drinker is the best of the cheapies << PENNY’S PARTY PICK
  • Awards: Good Housekeeping best budget champagne 78/100, IWSC Bronze Medal
  • Notes: Aromas of lemon, peach and elderflower, and an off-dry appetising finish.
  • BUY AT: In store only at Lidl.


For something really special, pick up an award winning bottle of vintage champagne. The supermarkets have outdone themselves this year, with one double gold medal winner, and several quality bottles at relatively low prices.

There are two obvious winners for 2023: the one that won all the big medals, and another that scored almost as highly and is in a really great offer.

Co-op Les Pionniers Brut Champagne 2013 Vintage | £37.00

Co Op Les Pionniers vintage champagne 2013
  • It’s incredibly rare to see a supermarket champagne awarded a gold medal, but this has won TWO! (Obviously this is on the pricey side, but you might be looking for something special)
  • Awards: Decanter Gold Medal 96/100, IWC Gold Medal 95/100, IWSC Silver Medal 91/100, Good Housekeeping runner up vintage champagne
  • Notes: Elegant and concentrated with vibrant stone fruit, ripe apple, spice, honey and toast/brioche flavours – drinking beautifully now and will age well too. Long and complex finish.
  • FIND HERE: Co-op

Asda Louvel Fontaine Brut 2014 Vintage | £29.25

Asda Louvel Fontaine brut champagne vintage 2014 cheap supermarket fizz
  • Still a high scorer and currently in their ‘buy any 6 bottles, get 25% off’ deal, which works out at £21.94 per bottle << PENNY’S POSH PICK
  • Awards: Decanter Silver Medal 92/100, IWC Silver Medal 92/100, IWSC Silver Medal 91/100
  • Notes: Lemony freshness on the nose, hints of apple and melon, toast and nuts. Good complexity and concentration with a long finish.
  • FIND HERE: Asda


Waitrose No 1 Castelnau Brut Champagne 2012 Vintage | £35.99

  • A high scoring silver medal winner if you’re doing your Christmas shop at Waitrose
  • Awards: Decanter Silver Medal 92/100
  • Notes: Aromas of candied fruit, with notes of citrus, pineapple, pear and apricot and butterscotch on the palate.
  • FIND HERE: Waitrose supermarket or Waitrose Cellar

Tesco Finest Union Vintage Champagne 2015 | £30.00

  • On offer with 25% off any six bottles with Clubcard, bringing the price down to £22.50
  • Awards: IWSC Silver Medal 91/100
  • Notes: Ripe citrus flavours, dry on the palate and a delicate mousse.
  • FIND HERE: Tesco

Asda Extra Special Louis Bernard Champagne Vintage Brut | £28.00

  • Currently £21.00 per bottle, in 25% off 6 bottles offer
  • Awards: Good Housekeeping best vintage champagne 81/100
  • Notes: Has spent at least five years maturing, resulting in a rich, complex fizz. Flavours of apricot, citrus and elderflower, with a touch of biscuit.
  • FIND HERE: Asda


There were also a couple of supermarket rosé champagnes that did very well in various awards this year, in case you’re a fan of pink drinks.

Both of these would work well as an aperitif with party snacks, or with smoked salmon, shellfish or chicken.

Co-op Les Pionniers Rosé Brut Champagne NV | £25.50

Co-op Les Pionniers Rosé Brut Champagne NV
  • A high scoring pink fizz that gives the big champagne houses a real run for their money
  • Awards: Decanter Silver Medal 93/100
  • Notes: Fine bubbles and red apple, cherry and raspberry notes on the palate, leading to a long, dry finish.
  • FIND HERE: Co-op

M&S Champagne Delacourt Rosé Brut NV | £27.50

M&S champagne Delacourt rose brut NV
  • This double medal winner is still available at Ocado, and there might be a few single bottles left in some local branches of M&S
  • Awards: IWSC Silver Medal 92/100, Decanter Silver Medal 92/100
  • Notes: Sweet candied red fruits on the nose, and flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and biscuit.
  • FIND HERE: Marks & Spencer (out of stock), or online at Ocado

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So there we have it, that’s the pick of all the best value supermarket champagne for Christmas and New Year. Plenty of award winners in there, and some generous earlybird offers too.

The next article in this series is the best prosecco, cava and other sparkling wines to stock up on for the festivities.

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