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Here, at SHEmazing! we’re fond of a glass of bubbly. From soirees, to weddings, parties, and festivities – toasting the occasion with bubbles makes it all the more special.

However, there is no doubt that in terms of quality, what’s out there is a decidedly mixed bag.

No fizz; weird after-taste; lacking in flavour… we’ve ALL had a dodgy glass (or two) of prosecco or cava (and quite possibly lived to regret it afterwards).

And the stuff that’s actually nice tends to be crazy expensive.

Yes, our quest to source the perfect affordable bubbly continues apace… and now we may have found something that’s pretty close: it’s from Australia, it’s extra dry, it’s full of fizz… and it’s just delightful (we had to sample for research purposes, natch).

Enter McGuigan frizzante. In short, if you like prosecco – you are going to LOVE McGuigan frizzante.

McGuigan has also been named International Winemaker Of The Year a record-breaking four times (a world-first), so you know you’re getting a really quality bottle.

Better still, and while this frizzante is usually priced at a wholly-reasonable €15 in Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide, at the moment it’s on special offer for just €10, which is a pretty ah-maze-ing way to say “Oh hello there, Friday.”


You can also buy McGuigan frizzante online from winesoftheworld.ie in both a standard 750ml bottle size and a snipe (200ml).


We're fond of a glass of bubbly around SHEmazing! Towers way – so suffice to say one just-announced supermarket offer has really caught our attention. 

Yup, Tesco is currently selling bottles of Borsari at a wholly bargain €7. *STOCK UP!*

It's usually €12 too so this is definitely a great value-for-money option for those who want to toast the arrival of the New Year on a budget (Stephen's Day in the pub took the last of our pennies).

Still, if your aunt slipped you a couple of fifties late on Christmas Day and you want to go all fancy, Tesco also has Louis Delaunay champagne priced at €20; Mumm champagne at €25, and Moet & Chandon champagne at €30.

Otherwise, litre bottles of Captain Morgan’s, Gordon’s gin and Smirnoff vodka are €25.

Happy New Year!


When a celebration rolls around, there's nothing better than a bottle of champagne to toast your good fortune with.

However, come the end of the year, there might not be any champers to drink.

According to Decanter, with a mix of bad weather, mildew and rot, French bubbly is going to have a shortage this year.

Frost that came late in the year has caused some wine and bubbly makers to lose around 70 percent of their crop. Not good.

There were also hail storms later than expected, and to make everything worse, that was followed by a mildew epidemic in July.

This means that the Champagne region, which usually has around 10,700kg per 100 acres, now only has 3,000kg per 100 acres.

I think it's time to stock up, lads.