Hampshire expert's top tips on wedding fizz

Hampshire expert's top tips on wedding fizz: Image 1 When it comes to big-day tipples, fizz and weddings go hand and hand, the only problem can be which to choose - Cecile Bergart, wine tutor, Champagne expert and owner of The Hampshire Wine School, helps navigate the bubbles.

Cecile says, "Newlyweds-to-be naturally turn to fizz as it adds a sense of occasion, an air of sophistication and excitement to any wedding. But, there are a few facts to note before toasting your forever after."

Here she shares some top tips to help you pick:

  • Deciding when and how to serve your fizz is crucial, as it will determine not only the type of bubbly you'll need, but also the quantity. A bottle can only serve six full glasses (no flutes please).
  • Finding the perfect bubbly is just like choosing your wedding dress; it takes a lot of trials! Taste as many different types as you can before the big day. (A Champagne or a sparkling wine tasting at the Hampshire Wine School is ideal for this.)
  • Remember that it's perfectly fine to include several types of bubbly throughout your wedding. Cava in the morning for your mimosa (the French equivalent to bucks fizz), prosecco for the welcome drinks in the early afternoon, Champagne brut for the toast before the evening meal, Champagne demi-sec with the cake, and some Crémant from France or a sparkling wine from South Africa at the bar.
  • If you're looking for something a bit decadent and extravagant to serve with the wedding breakfast, vintage and rosé Champagnes are particularly well-suited to enjoy with food.
  • Ultimately, it's your taste that should prevail when selecting the drinks, so have fun choosing the one!

 
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