Festive taste test: which supermarket Prosecco is the best?

The festive season is the best time for a spot of bubbly, so we've put the major supermarkets to the test to find out which one has the best own-brand Prosecco.

Published 21st Dec 2017
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

There's no getting round it - Prosecco has cemented its position in the nation's heart and Brits now drink more than a third of ALL the Italian fizz produced annually.

We've put the major supermarkets to the test to find out which one has the best own-brand offering.


Sainsbury’s Conegliano Prosecco, Taste the Difference

(Price: £10.00)

Light, refreshing and sharp - in a good way.The driest of the bunch also has the best-rounded flavour.

Rating: ★★★★★

Tesco Finest, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Docg, ABV 11.5%

(Price: £10.00)

Dry, light and pleasingly sharp with hints of autumn fruits. Could be bubblier but does the job just nicely.

Rating: ★★★★

Waitrose, San Leo Prosecco Brut NV

(Price: £10.99)

Bursting with orchard fruit and citrus flavours, the most expensive wine on our list is one of the best, but misses out on the top spot.

Rating: ★★★★

Aldi, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante Docg

(Price: £7.99)

Light and refreshing with floral nose. Dry, with a subtle flavour this bubbly tastes more expensive than it is. Slightly bland compared with higher placed competitors.

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Rating: ★★★

Lidl Prosecco Spumante Conegliano, ABV 11%, 2016

(Price: £7.99)

A light, almost lemony, and very quaffable bottle of fizziness - lacking the over-sweet palate of some wines, it’s closer to champagne than many other sparkling whites. **No substitute for a decent cava, mind.

Rating: ★★★

ASDA, Prosecco Extra Dry

(Price: £6.00)

In the over saturated market of cheap prosecco ASDA is offering a drink with light and fruitful tones that neither brake the bank nor embarrass the host.

Rating: ★★★

Co-op Irresistible Prosecco, ABV 11%,

(Price: £7.99)

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The sweetest we’ve tasted. Full of flavour but on the sickly side we’re reminded of Perry.

Rating: ★★


There's not a lot between the top three, both Tesco and Waitrose giving creditable showings. It's the Sainsbury's wine that impressed us the most though. One thing is for sure - this has been the most enjoyable of all our taste tests.

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