Best Champagne 2020: The woman&home taste test

Send off 2020 in style with a bottle of the best Champagne you can, because nothing says ‘Let’s celebrate’ like the pop of a cork.

Pommery Brut Royal
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Whether you use it to toast your Christmas breakfast, alongside your Christmas dinner, or just as a tipple throughout the jolly season, there’s something special about the popping of a Champagne cork.  

You want to buy the best Champagne you can afford and that’s why we are here to help. As the woman&home Christmas Taste Test proved, the best Champagne doesn’t always mean the biggest price tag or brand. As with any wine, individual preferences will play an important role in deciding what the best Champagne is for you and your loved ones. From bottles that are creamy and biscuity to others that are dry and refreshing, there’s sure to be at least one you want to buy.    

 Best Champagne 2020:  The winners  

Les Pionniers NV ChampagneWoman&Home Best Buys

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M&S Delacourt Brut ChampagneWoman&Home Best Buys

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Best Champagne of 2020: The honourable mentions 

These bottles didn’t get a spot in our Taste Test selection but they are certainly worth talking about! From award-winning supermarket-own labels to big brands you know and love, these are our best Champagnes for 2020. 

Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut

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Pommery Brut Royal

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Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne

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Morrisons Adrien Chop Brut Champagne:

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Lidl Comte de Senneval Brut Champagne

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Waitrose Brut Champagne:

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Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut NV: £37

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Asda Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Brut Champagne

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Rose Fooks, Deputy Food Editor at Future plc, creates recipes, reviews products and writes food features for a range of lifestyle and homes titles including Goodto, Style at Home and woman&home. Since joining Future, Rose has had the pleasure of interviewing cookery royalty, Mary Berry, enjoyed the challenge of creating a home-based, lockdown baking shoot for woman&home, and had her work published in a range of online and print publications, including Feel Good Food.

Rose completed a degree in Art at Goldsmiths University and settled into a career in technology before deciding to take a plunge into the restaurant industry back in 2015. The realisation that cookery combined her two passions - creativity and love of food - inspired the move. Beginning as a commis chef at The Delaunay, Rose then worked at Zedel and went on to become a key member of the team that opened Islington’s popular Bellanger restaurant. 

In order to hone her patissier skills, Rose joined the Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management course at Le Cordon Bleu. Rose ran a food market in Islington championing local producers and cooked for a catering company that used only surplus food to supply events, before finding her way into publishing and food styling. 

Other than cooking, writing and eating, Rose spends her time developing her photography skills, strolling around her neighbourhood with her small, feisty dog Mimi, and planning the renovation of a dilapidated 17th-century property in the South West of France.