AWARDED Specialist Merchant of the Year for England 2014, Waitrose’s online range includes Bolney Estate Briar Rose Sparkling, Sussex (£24.99, A delicate pale peach rose from one of our leading wine estates, it has light biscuity notes with a hint of strawberry shortbread that leads to a crisp palate with tangy raspberry notes.

Possibly the closest cousin to a champagne house, Nyetimber are the most established sparkling wine producer and their Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009, West Sussex (£31.99, has elegant, rich, toasty notes with a broad, fruity palate and a delicious tropical note on the lengthy finish.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Ridgeview offer consistently good bubbly and plan to double their production in the next five years to help expand their export market. Try their Ridgeview Cuvee Merret Bloomsbury Brut, 2012, Sussex (£24.95, which has nutty, bready notes with subtle white fruits and a minerally palate with a refreshing finish.