By Amy Hunt
To be honest, there's not much we love more than a delicious bottle of bubbly after a long, hard day. Relaxing in the sun with a cold glass of champagne is arguably one of the best ways to wind up the week.
And, of course, it's always particularly satisfying to get the most out of your money, especially if you can pay under the odds for a lovely bottle of bubbly.
Well, that personal mission of ours has just become easier than ever - as a supermarket champagne that sells for under £17 has just been named as one of the best in the world!
We know - you're dying to find out where you can get your hands on this mythical bottle. Well, you need look no further than your local high street, as the renowned bottle of champagne is from Co-op, and costs only £16.99.
The Co-op champagne, Les Pionniers NV Brut, has just scooped a prestigious Gold award in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017.
(The winning Co-op champagne)
And it's not the only budget-friendly bottle of fizz from the retailer to win an accolade. Another of their bottle's, a £25.99 Les Pionniers 2008 Vintage Brut, also won itself a Gold Award.
Supermarket brands of alcohol seem to be leading the way in awards recently. One of Aldi's roses recently scooped a prestigious industry accolade, despite the fact that it cost just £9.99.
Co-op's bottles were the only ones from a cheaper, supermarket retailer to make it into the acclaimed list of awards. The Co-op's bottles even found themselves in the same league as ones that are over three times more expensive, including those from big names such as Dom Perignon, Cristal, and Veuve Cliquot.
Cristal's Brut Rose also won a gold award, but the eye-watering price is a long way away from the Co-op champagne. It retails at a whopping £396 - while fellow gold winner Dom Perignon Magnum sells for £310!
Ben Cahill, Champagne buyer at Co-op, said of the award, "It's fantastic to see Co-op's own brand Champagne rubbing shoulders with some of the most esteemed brands in the industry.
"We travel the globe to source top-quality wine at the very best prices and this win just goes to show that buying award-winning wine doesn't have to break the bank."
Well - now we know where we'll be heading for our evening tipple...
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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