We love gin more than words can say, but on some occasions, like Christmas morning, for instance, only a cold glass of sparkling wine will do.
This year here at Craft Gin Club Towers, we're ditching the Champagne in favour of some elegant English fizz from one of the UK's finest vineyards, Hattingley Valley.
The spectacular sparklers from this estate have not only won our hearts, but also a whole host of awards, including three trophies, two 'Best In Class', seven gold medals, ten silver medals and two bronze medals.
If that's got you tempted, the good news is that our sister club, Bubble Club, is currently offering Craft Gin Club fans 15% off cases of Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvee 2013, Rosé 2013 and White Admiral - as well as mixed cases with all three. Just use the code GINFIZZ15 at the checkout.
The Classic Cuvee and Rosé even come complete with individual gift boxes, so it's perfect if you want to both drink some and gift some! Order yours now to have amazing fizz in time for Christmas.
And in the meantime, here are five reasons that Hattingley Valley English sparkling wine should be your festive tipple of choice this Christmas...
1. It's made in the UK
English sparkling wine has spent 2016 going for gold at international drinks competitions, with homegrown sparkling wines beating even Champagne in blind taste tests. Hattingley Valley, made in Hampshire, is part of this new wave of English wines. So grab a bottle and see what the fuss is all about!
2. It's like Champagne - but with a distinctly British twist
With chalky soil and a cool climate, vineyards in the south of England are great for growing the grape varieties traditionally used to make Champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinto Meunier and Chardonnay. That means that English wines can easily stand up to their French competition - but lucky for us, British winemakers like Hattingley Valley are putting their own spin on this classic style.
3. It's the eco-friendly option
Hattingley Valley is proud to be a green business, opening the UK's first solar winery to use solar power and investing in a sophisticated waste disposal system to lessen their impact on the environment. The return of the silver-washed fritillary butterfly, which all but disappeared in the 1970s and '80s, to their beautiful Hampshire vineyard is proof positive of their green credentials - and they're so proud that they embossed the butterfly on their bottles.
4. It looks the part
With the beautiful silver-washed fritillary butterfly embossed on the label, Hattingley Valley wines look and feel special - perfect for opening or gifting this festive season. Order a case of Hattingley Valley's Classic Cuvée or Rosé and the winery will wrap each bottle beautifully for you, ready to give as a wonderful gift or lend a sense of luxury and refinement to your Christmas festivities.
5. It makes an amazing cocktail partner for your favourite craft gin
Some of our favourite gin cocktails are finished off with a stunning splash of sparkling wine. But for Christmas-worthy results, you need to start with quality components. Whether you're serving French 75s before your meal or opening presents with a Modern Art in hand, Hattingley Valley plus a delicious craft gin can't help but equal the best Christmas tipple in the world.