I’m a drinks expert, these taste like top wines at a QUARTER of the price

BEST-selling rosé Whispering Angel has a bevy of celebrity fans, including Adele and Victoria Beckham, but can sell at £20 plus.
So it’s no surprise buyers are seeking budget alternatives.


Helena Nicklin helps buyers who are seeking budget alternatives to top winesCredit: Oliver Dixon

 Here, wine expert Helena Nicklin, above, from thethreedrinkers.com, gives her tips and tricks for seeking out similar sips for less cash . . .

Original: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc £29.99 (majestic.co.uk)
Dupe: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley, Lidl, £7.99


Love the taste but not the £30 price tag of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc? Lidl has a £7.99 answer for you

FANS of the Kiwi Savvy B love it for its ripe, tropical fruit and zesty, grassy notes. But it’s nearly £30 a bottle.
Sauvignon from the Awatere region in NZ tends to be a little greener, leaner and more concentrated, which is often more impressive in the glass.
This one from Lidl has all that and more. As good, if not better, than Cloudy Bay.

Original: Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rosé £20+ (sainsburys.co.uk)
Dupe: Atlantique Rosé, Chassaux et Fils, Aldi £6.49


Whispering Angel is part of the Provencal rosé revolution but you can swap its £20+ price for Atlantique Rosé, Chassaux et Fils at £6.49 in Aldi

WHISPERING Angel has done so well in the Provencal rosé revolution. It’s a decent drop, with an evocative name and luxury allure.

 For equally elegant pale pinks, look to French coastal wine regions such as the Atlantique.
This Aldi dupe has that “angelic” strawberries-and-cream note with a sea spray tang. It wins on all counts.
Original: Moet et Chandon Imperial Brut NV, £43+ (Sainsburys.co.uk)
Dupe: Cremant de Bourgogne Brut NV, Asda, £13


Top fizz Moet is likely to set you back at least £43, but Asda’s Cremant de Bourgogne Brut NV is a £13 dupe to consider

FANCY fizz brand Moet sets the benchmark for non-vintage (NV) branded Champers with its classic brioche and baked apple vibes.

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For a very similar profile try a “Cremant”, French fizz made in the same way and often using one or two of the same grapes, but not in Champagne. This one from Burgundy knocks it out of the park for bargain bubbles.

Original: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, £21+ (Sainsburys.co.uk)
Dupe: Tesco Finest Saint-Chinian, £8


It was Del Boy’s favourite name to drop, but with a price tag of £21+, Tesco’s Finest Saint-Chinian at £8 would be a deal to grab Del’s attention

DEL BOY’S favourite French name to drop, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, from the Rhone Valley, tastes ri …