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Noel Coward reportedly said “Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?”  We certainly do, and we think this is the best page on our website for the very reason that Champagne can be consumed morning, noon or night and it is always awesome...

Champagne is not only one of the most perfect drinks on the planet, but it is also probably one of the most perfect winemaking regions anywhere. We’re not talking about the weather, which can be a little bit too much like ours for our liking; we are talking about the symbiotic relationship of its producers.

The big brands have built up an incredible reputation and respect. This has made Champagne one of the most famous and emulated wines on Earth. With their enormous wealth, these big houses are able to protect and promote the Champagne brand overseas, support smaller producers by buying their grapes and innovate by playing with fermentation in oak, zero dosage (very dry) styles, organic viticulture and food matching. It has also allowed them to set up wineries around the world, for example Louis Roederer set up Roederer Estate in America and Jansz in Tasmania, although they are only involved in the former today.

The smaller producers, like Drappier, H Blin and Antoine Remy, supply grapes to the bigger houses, but also make incredible wines themselves. These smaller and lesser known outfits spend less on PR, advertising and celebrity endorsement, as a result their wines offer incredible value for money to those in the know.

There are many rumours about the future of Champagne, some of the most interesting that we’ve heard are that Demi-Sec is set for a comeback and some of the bigger houses are toying with ways of showing on the label how long a wine has been aged for in the bottle.

That’s all from us, all you have to do now is decide what’s for breakfast.

Mr Bond, the bubbles tickle my…Tchaikovsky!

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  • Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2008 Vintage Chardonnay

    Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2008 Vintage Champagne

    £55.00

    £55.00

    2008 was a mixed year in Europe. The Bank of England was forced to bail out Northern Rock, marking the start of a few mo...
  • Drappier Grande Sendree 2008 Vintage Champagne

    Drappier Grande Sendrée 2008 Champagne

    Now £49.00

    Was £54.00

    £49.00

    There may have been a bit of a blunder with the spelling of the land the Drappier Grande Sendrée is named after, but...
  • Louis Roederer Brut Millesième Champagne 2008 vintage

    Louis Roederer Brut Millesième 2008

    £52.00

    £52.00

    There aren't many Champagne Houses that can follow their roots back over two centuries and still be the proud owners ...
  • Möet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage

    Möet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage

    Now £43.00

    Was £50.00

    £43.00

    Vintage champagne is only made in exceptional years 2008 happens to be one of those! A delicious, succulent, creamy cuvÃ...
  • Veuve Cicqout Brut 2008 Vintage Champagne

    Veuve Clicquot Brut 2008 Vintage Champagne

    £54.00

    £54.00

    The 2008 harvest was exceptional, with great potential for aging, leading to this wonderful new Veuve Clicquot Vintag...