NV Laithwaite Private Cuvée, Champagne

( £44, 12.5%, Laithwaites )

This is a Chardonnay-dominated blend, but it’s the 33% Pinot Noir that really comes through on the nose and palate, giving the wine a malty, raspberry fruity richness. The Chardonnay really kicks in the finish, lifting the wine and giving it frehsness and zest. Classy stuff.

BuyDrinking window: 2012-16Similar Wines: £30-£50, 91-95, France, Sparkling

2009 South Ridge Cuvée Merret

( £19.99, 12.5%, Laithwaites )

If you want to be patriotic this weekend, why not buy a bottle of this excellent English fizz, made from a combination of mostly Chardonnay with 30% Pinot Noir and 22% Pinot Meunier. It’s fresh and malty, with small, pin head bubbles, tangy acidity, a touch of sweetness and a long, refreshing finish. One to take to a street party and share with any wine lovers who are there. 

BuySimilar Wines: £10-£20, 86-90, Other Countries, White, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay