champagne topWill and Kate have settled on Pol Roger as the champagne of choice for their wedding. It's a pretty good brand, after all it was Winston Churchill's favourite house fizz, but there are other champagnes around to help celebrate any occasion including nuptials.

PG Wine Tips

Nicolas Feuillate Non-Vintage Brut Champagne

£14.49 Tesco (down from £28.99 until May 17th)

Apples and pears – a simple fizz.

Prince William Royal Wedding Cuvee Brut Champagne

£19.99 Tesco (down from £24.99 until May 17th)

Well if you must.

Pol RogerPol Roger Reserve Non-Vintage Champagne

£24.99 Majestic (down from £33)

Winston Churchill’s favourite house champagne, and the brand of choice for Will and Kate, tastes soft and floral. Elegant.

Piper Heidsieck Rose Sauvage

£29.21 Tesco

Avoid this chemically tasting champagne at all costs. And there is quite a bit of cost. Thirty quid is too much to spend on a light strawberry tasting fizz that quickly turns to tasting of straw.

CelebrisPol Roger 2000 Vintage Champagne

£35.00 Majestic (down from £50)

Rich enough to match many meals but with a citrus edge to take off that sickly feeling. Match to roast partridge or quail.

Gosset Celebris 1998 Brut Champagne

£99.20 Berry Bros & Rudd

Strawberry aroma and taste with a light lemon and nutty finish. The gentle bubbles soon disappear.

wedding cake coupleIt's Will and Kate’s wedding next Friday and after a busy couple of weeks organising things, the happy royal couple surely deserve a quiet night in alone on the 29th.

Great Wall wine"Very acceptable" is how paulagoddard.com's roving reporter described the 31.5 yuan Great Wall Dry Red purchased from a Chinese supermarket in Hangzhou. That's just £3 for what appears to be a well-made quaffable cabernet sauvignon, what a bargain. But is it?

Errazuriz labelErrazuriz Chilean Max Reserva Merlot is an absolute cracker of a wine and is not only Wine of the Month but shortlisted for Paula’s Wines of the Year 2011.