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Food & Drink A glass of fizz, drop of red or G&T… Which award winning drink will you be enjoying this Christmas?

Everyone enjoys choosing a special tipple for Christmas and when it comes with award winning credentials you know it’s got to be good! 

So we’ve picked out the top award winning drinks from SPAR in 2022 which will impress all the family this season - whether it’s a delicious botanical Gin or a Fairtrade wine, we have you covered. 

Pop the Fizz!

Christmas is a season to celebrate with loved ones and what better way to mark the occasion than by popping a bottle of fizz! And it seems as a nation, a festive champers is a must as Google searches to find the best fizz peak in December each year. 

SPAR Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Vino - International Wine Challenge, Silver & International Wine & Spirit challenge, Silver 2021

The crown jewel of SPAR’s prosecco range, this multi-award winning sparkling wine is elegant and lightly fruity, suitable for every special occasion, no matter how big or small. Winning 12 awards since 2017, including a Which? Best Buy in that year and, in 2021, scooping two silver medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition and International Wine Challenge. 

RRP £10.99

Marquis de Belrive Champagne - 3x silver medal winner, IWC, IWSC, Decanter

The perfect drink to celebrate with those you love this Christmas - a delicious and complex Champagne with tasting notes of vanilla, brioche and apple. 

RRP £19.99 (look out for promotion in store and grab for just £16.99 this Christmas)

A White Christmas

A favourite for the table and a fresh signature taste to accompany your Christmas Dinner, white wine is a must have for shoppers across the country with recent research showing a crisp white wine is the top choice for 41% of Brits.  

SPAR Reserve Chenin Blanc Fairtrade - International Wine Challenge, Best Fairtrade Wine

Our incredible Fairtrade Chenin Blanc won the Best Fairtrade Wine award with its tropical fruit flavours, hints of bananas and a creamy texture with a lifted citrus finish. When shoppers buy this product it helps ensure that farmers and workers in Breedekloof SA are receiving a fair price for their product, as well as an additional premium to help their community invest in important services such as education, hygiene and healthcare. It is the ideal wine to have on the table this Christmas as it pairs particularly well with Turkey. 

RRP £6.79

SPAR Regional Selection Languedoc White- 3x silver medal winner, IWC, IWSC, Decanter and sud de France top 100 winner

A beautiful white wine from the South of France, this fruity and fresh tipple pairs beautifully with salmon or seafood thanks to the exotic tropical fruit aromas and a pinch of lemon zest.

RRP £7.99

Winning Winter Reds

Not many things are as relaxing as a glass of red wine in front of the fire over the festive season and last year shoppers searched for the best red wine over Christmas and New Year 13,000 times in the UK looking for their favourite tipple. 

SPAR Regional Selection Languedoc Red - International Wine & Spirit Competition, Bronze

This stunning red comes from one of the most famous wine regions in the world, Languedoc in France. It was recently awarded a silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2021. This rouge is full of hedgerow fruit flavours and vanilla oak undertones with hints of berry in there too. The ideal accompaniment for Roast Beef this Christmas. 

RRP £7.99

Get into the Christmas Spirit 

With the party season in full swing it’s the perfect time to get into some new Christmas cocktails, and searches for boozy ideas have increased by 120% in the last month according to Google. Whether it’s a dirty martini or a refreshing gin and tonic, a delicious cocktail can make any festive occasion. 

Harmonist London Dry Gin - International Spirits Challenge, Silver Medal

A perfect balance of ten botanicals, including tangy rhubarb with notes of citrus and warming ginger, our premium gin has a light and refreshing taste. 

RRP £21.49

SPAR French Grain Vodka - International Spirits Challenge, Silver Medal

The SPAR Premium French Grain Vodka is exceptionally smooth with a clean taste.

RRP £19.49

As well as delicious drinks, you can pick up all your festive essentials in store. 

The SPAR Christmas range is now available including a Limited Edition Brie and Cranberry Sandwich and the new Pigs under Blanket Sandwich. There is also a Rainbow Root Vegetable Bake for anyone looking for a vegetarian alternative, as well as ready-to-roast potatoes and parsnips with Honey & Mustard. And not forgetting one of the most important Christmas foods - Luxury Mince Pies are available now at SPAR stores across the country. 

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