With the release of his new book, our wine critic lists his favourite and VERY affordable bottles of fizz

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If you’d like to embrace the brilliance of bubbles, check out my new book Fizz, just released, with 80 joyful recipes for cocktails and mocktails. While sparkling wine always lifts the mood, the characteristics of grape, region and method unlock highly distinct charms and I have picked some fab bottles for you this week.

Prosecco is still hugely popular – marvellous to blend with cordials and purées. Lambrusco can be fun for a festival of flavour. English sparklers continue to dazzle: the darling of the bubbly world is currently Pét-Nat. I tasted Vagabond’s English pink ‘Pét-Not’ and bought some on the spot.

Splashing out on Champagne can be grand, but look for Crémant for similar wines at stunning prices. Whatever you pop, I hope it makes you Fizz.

‘Fizz’ is out now from Ebury Press, priced £12.99


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