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the Independent - Terry Kirby

Cuvée Marguerite Château Thivin Beaujolais Blanc 2012. £14.59, christopher piper

unoaked, pure, lemony, mineral flavours, with an underlying spiciness

Gourmandises Cabernet Sauvignon Pays D’Oc 2012. £9.99, Waitrose

robust, rustic; plenty of ripe fruit, some spice and tar

Torre De Azevedo Vinho Verde 2012. £5.50 (until 1 July), Sainsbury’s

Sparky, zesty and refreshing; stock up for summer gatherings

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Perlage Animae Prosecco (£14.99, vinceremos.oc.uk; 11% abv)

characterful, organic and sulphur-free

Sorelle Branca Particella 68 (11%, £110 for 6 Indigo Wine)

delicious; headily scented and floral

Ruggeri Quartese (£14.95, Great Western Wine; 11% abv)

surprisingly intense

Ruggeri Giustino B (£19.95, Great Western, ; 11.5% abv)

elegant; pricey for prosecco, but it's cheap compared with champagne

the Observer - David Williams

Sainsbury's Blanc de Noirs Champagne Brut, France NV (£22.25)

refined and savoury own-label white sparkler made by Duval-Leroy

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV (£41.68, Majestic)

consistently gorgeous, silky, fine all-chardonnay

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus (£50, Berry Bros & Rudd)

full-throated fizz from their own single vineyard

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Champagne Veuve Monsigny NV, £12.99 Aldi

Incredible price for a Champagne packed with zesty freshness

Waitrose Blanc de Noirs Champagne NV. £21.99

Fulsome power and scrumptious red fruit buzz

Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne NV. £45, Fortnum & Mason

Finely tuned, dazzling finesse, sensual richness

Lanson Extra Age Brut Rose Champagne. £64.12, thedrinkshop

aged for five years for heady summery splendour

Mayu Sangiovese 2012, Chile. £5.50, Asda

Plump cherries and strawberries with a twist of earthy spice

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

2013 Pujalet, Pays de Gers, France £5.49, Waitrose

gently aromatic and the taste is all spiky citrus.

2012 Tesco Finest Awatere Valley Pinot Grigio, New Zealand £9.99, Tesco

Spice, musk and peachy fruit vie for your attention. Off-dry.

2013 High and Dry Riesling Snake + Herring, Western Australia £15.99, M&S

a stunner with flavours of lime, kiwi, flowers and the sea.

2013 Taste the Difference Négrette Rosé, Fronton, France £8, Sainsbury’s

all fruity with its macerated strawberries; savoury nuance.

2013 Domaine Sainte-Marie, Côtes de Provence, France £11.95, South Down Cellars

elegant and complex with fresh strawberries and thyme.

2013 Montenidoli Rosato, Canaiuolo, Tuscany, Italy £15.95, Wine Bear

delicate red fruit (raspberry and cranberry) underpinned by a wild, savoury side.

2012 Anfora Trio, Turkey £7.99, M&S

masses of interest here for a sub-£8 wine: brambly fruit, earth, spice and leather

2013 Empreinte du Temps, Domaine Ferrer-Ribière, France £12.95, Yapp Brothers

a mass of dark fruit; vibrancy and freshness

2010 Lalama, Dominio do Bibei, Ribeira Sacra, Spain £19.95, Berry Bros & Rudd

delicate spice, incredible fragrance, red cherries and mushroom.

Wine Selection Asti Spumante NV, Piedmont, Italy £5.25, Asda

delivers a huge amount of fun for such a lowly price.

Blind Spot Brut NV, Tasmania £13.95, The Wine Society

direct, bright fruit of pear and apple; bready, yeasty flavours

Wiston Estate Rosé NV, South Downs, England £24.95

joyous warm-weather fizz; just the right balance between accessibility and interest.

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Heston Fruit Cup Chase Distillery, Herefordshire (Waitrose, £21.35)

base made from an Earl Grey and lemon gin, with elderflower and fruit liqueurs

Tesco Finest Bisol Prosecco DOC NV, Italy (£8.99)

crowd-pleasing, mouthwatering, just-off-dry prosecco from Bisol

Signature Vermentino Terre Sicilane 2012, Italy (Morrisons, £7.99)

Light, breezily fresh white with gentle notes of lime and white pepper.


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