With the growing excitement of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, these best drinks of the past seven decades should blow your party away.
Tesco has brought together a selection of the most popular drinks of the past 70 years to mark the occasion – from cocktails to woodsy whites and fruity reds, each decade has brought its new favourite.
Tesco wine expert Charlotte Lemoine said: “As Tesco has served customers throughout the Queen’s reign, it has been great to look back at the best glasses of the past seven decades.
“We’ve been there for the rise of all these drinks, giving customers the best representations at great prices, and we can’t wait to see what the next few decades hold for England and the drinks industry.”
The best Tesco drinks in decades
Tesco Finest The Melodist London Dry Gin, 40% vol, £20.00
In the 1950s, the martini became a go-to drink after being glamorized by Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra. Try making your own with this award-winning UK-made gin with notes of classic juniper, coriander seed, yuzu and green tea. Add vermouth and lemon zest to garnish.
To grab a bottle of Tesco Finest The Melodist London Dry Gin, visit the Tesco website.
Tesco Finest Chianti Classico, 13.5% abv, £8.00
The 1960s marked the rise of Italian Chianti. Crisp but firm red wine from the Tuscan hills has become incredibly popular, and Tesco Finest Chianti Classico is the perfect example to take you back to the 60s or simply the Italian countryside.
To buy a bottle of Tesco Finest Chianti Classico, visit the Tesco website.
Malibu Piña Colada 250ml, 5% vol, £1.80
What better drink to match the 70s era of disco and tropical cocktails than a Piña Colada? This fruity cocktail made with rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice is perfect for a night out or to take you to the beach. The Tesco team suggests the Malibu Piña Colada can.
Put some Malibu Piña Colada in your cart via the Tesco website.
Tesco Finest New Zealand Chardonnay, 13% abv, £9.00
Oaked Chardonnays caught our attention in the 1980s as this type of wine became much more well known and popular. Rich and full-bodied, Tesco Finest New Zealand Chardonnay is a perfect example of this classic varietal, offering aromas of pineapple and grapefruit with hints of toasty oak.
Get a bottle of Tesco Finest New Zealand Chardonnay from the Tesco website.
Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur, 13.5% vol., £10.00
The 1990s were the decade of Bordeaux. With some excellent vintages produced during this decade, it is no surprise that wines from this region have become so popular. Try Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur for a taste of this classic region. This wine is fruity and fresh with sweet notes of toasted vanilla.
Take a bottle of Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur via the Tesco website.
Tesco Finest Cotes de Provence Rosé, 12.5% abv, £9.00
At the turn of the century, rosé took center stage. For a fresh pink addition to your party spread, try the Tesco Finest Côtes de Provence Rosé, which has notes of fresh strawberries and red currants.
If you are passionate about pink plonk, get your Tesco Finest Côtes de Provence Rosé, via the Tesco website.
Tesco Finest English Sparkling, 12% abv, £21.00
Finally, with the emergence of the 2010s, the popularity of English wine has also increased. With an increasing number of vineyards planted in the UK, it was finally time for us to shine. One of our favorites is the Tesco Finest English Sparkling, from Hush Heath estate and made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the perfect glass to toast the Queen.
If you want to pop the cork on some Tesco Finest English Sparkling, visit the Tesco website.