Celebrate in style with our pick of the best champagnes and sparkling wines
If, like us, you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just the end of the week, you’ll be looking for a bottle of something special to pop.
We take inspiration from suggestions by everyday Kiwis in Liquorland's Picked By You awards to select the best wines for kicking up your heels…
Lindauer Pinot Gris NV
We say: Get sweet and spicy with notes of ginger and florals in this light, aromatic sparkling wine.
You say: “Beautiful refreshing taste and a sparkling wine that doesn’t cost the earth but still gives that feeling of having spent a lot,” Sandi. ($12.99)
Brown Brothers Sparkling Moscato
We say: This sparkling wine may be all youthful green on the outside, but inside lurks a sophisticated musky and sherbet aroma and refreshing citrus fruit flavours.
You say: “Bubbles are always perfect for a celebration and Brown Brothers’ never disappoints. Sweet, bubbly and delicious,” Karina. ($16.99)
Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvee Brut
We say: Like a 1960’s spy cruising the casino, this elegant and cool sparkling is intense yet radiates sophistication with lime, citrus and white peach.
You say: “Bubbles are a celebration in themselves and Oyster Bay’s is the icing on the cake,” Helen. ($21.99)
We say: Hold tight to the beautiful body of this refined sparkling wine made with pinot noir fruit which has a gentle sweetness and delicious toasty finish.
You say: “Marlborough grapes made with traditional French Champagne-making techniques. This is a lovely New Zealand wine that tops the bill for a celebration,” Diana. ($27.99)
Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV
We say: Springlike fruits and blossoms with subtle toastiness and complex flavours of pineapple and nutmeg. Like a gourmet picnic for the tastebuds.
You say: “Crisp but not too dry or ‘biscuity’. A special occasion must-have,” Steph. ($64.99)
Moet & Chandon Imperial Rosé
We say: Think pink with this fruity and daring champagne made with rich pinot noir characters.
You say: “Champagne is a must for celebrating but rosé just makes it a little more special than the usual,” Lani. ($84.99)