WINE OF THE WEEK: Graham Beck Brut Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Western Cape, South Africa


£10.99 (offer price), Waitrose


Crowd-pleasingly approachable fizz with generous nutty, toasty, yeasty, fresh bread flavours wrapped around a fruity heart – the ideal bargain bubbly for New Year's Eve (down £4 until 22 January). It's made in the the same way as Champagne (known as the Méthode Cap Classique in the Cape) using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the two main varieties of Champagne, and it's aged on its lees for 15–18 months to give the generous creamy flavour and texture. For more fizz suggestions, see my latest Festive Fizz and Champagne guides.

Graham Beck Brut Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Western Cape, South Africa

£10.99 until 22 January, then back to £14.99, Waitrose; £11.99, mix-six price, or £14.99 individually, Majestic

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