Basket - 0 item

Champagne & Sparkling Wines


With their consistent style, availability and prestige, big Champagne Houses such as Laurent-Perrier and Pol Roger (who are family-owned), have built up Champagne’s incredible reputation and this has made it one of the most famous and emulated wines on Earth. These larger producers are able to promote the Champagne brand overseas, support smaller producers by buying their grapes and innovate by playing with fermentation in oak, dosage (very dry) styles and organic viticulture. The smaller producers, therefore are very fond of their big brothers… But what about the little brothers? Well, we wuv them, big time.

We especially wuv ‘Grower Houses’, such as Pierre Gimonnet, Drappier and Antoine Remy, who grow the grapes and make the wine themselves, rather than buying in the grapes or the wine to create a blend. H Blin is a co-op of growers that works on a similar principle. These Growers also sell their grapes on, but are doing this less and less as demand for Grower Champagne grows. Happy days. The other great thing about smaller and lesser known outfits is that they invest all their efforts and finances on making the best wine they can from their vineyards, which results in very good value wine with a strong sense of place. So what about the stuff in the bottle? Well, it is composed of one, two or all of the following grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and, traditionally, Houses would create a blend of these, without being steered by which grapes grew locally. However, the past 10 years or so has seen producers making the most of the grapes that thrive in their vicinity. Pierre Gimmonet, for example, are situated on the Côtes des Blancs and so exclusively use Chardonnay, which thrives there. H Blin use a lot of Pinot Meunier, which does well in the Vallée de la Marne and Drappier, based in Urville, which predominantly uses Pinot Noir. Drappier also use historic grape varieties such as Arbane, Petit Meslier, Fromenteau and Blanc Vrai, which have lower yields but exceptional character – and look set to make a comeback (hooray!) That’s all from us, all you have to do now is decide what’s for breakfast.

99% chance of bubbles...

  • Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Now £37.00

    Was £43.00

    £37.00

    The consistent class and finesse of this rich and complex Champagne makes it quite a standard bearer.
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    Now £29.00

    Was £43.00

    £29.00

    Its name precedes it and its quality is preceded by few. Delicate yet complex, fresh yet well-balanced, with charming jasmine, vine peach and lemon rose notes.
  • Pol Roger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    Now £60.00

    Was £73.00

    £60.00

    One of the hardest things about being brilliant is the pressure to follow on with something equally impressive. Look at the curse of second book syndrome; Mathilda by Mary Shelly is probably quite good but as it isn't Frankenstein 'probably quite good' is the best review it's received in 200 years. Imagine, then, maintaining the highest quality through multiple editions. That's exactly what Pol Roger have succeeded in doing. Surely, with each great vintage they must wonder "how can we match this magnificent wine again?" Yet any worries, we imagine, would have been instantly allayed when they sampled the 2009...

Grid View List View

44 Item(s)

  1. Anna De Codorniu Brut Nature NV Cava Vegetarian Sparkling White Wine

    Anna De Codorniu Brut Nature NV Cava

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Codorniu has an impressive 500 year history and is still, amazingly, a family-run enterprise. The Codorníus were the first Spaniards to use Champagne's 'traditional' method of production, which ensures extraordinary quality, and also lobbied DO Cava to allow the use of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

    As such "Anna" was the first cava to be made using Chardonnay and there is something very Champagne-like about this premium cava. You'll find bright aromas of tropical fruit and a soft well-balanced and refreshing palate, with elegant citrus notes and fine, persistent bubbles.

    If this is what history tastes like, then we'll be, er, eating more history.

  2. Antoine Remy Champagne Non Vintage AOC

    Antoine Remy NV Champagne

    £27.00

    £27.00

    This boutique and thoroughly modern Champagne is proof that it's possible to invest in the future and still have fun now. Bernard Remy bought his first vineyard in 1968; it has gradually grown to about the size of ten football pitches and has been passed on to his son Rudy.

    Rudy makes this new zippy, limey and floral Champagne exclusively for Oddbins under his son's name because he sees this wine as their future and Antoine as the heir to the throne. So with each sip you enjoy you will be investing in little Antoine's future.

  3. Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs NV Vegetarian Champagne

    Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

    £42.00

    £42.00

    Rodent racing was an incredibly popular spectacle in Bellefontaine, Ohio. However, a sad day befell the town in 1843, when a Frenchman named Edmond rode into town.

    With a Gallic flourish he bet his life's savings on a three-legged albino rat called Roger. Quite to the locals' dismay, the rank outsider romped home and Edmond left the town bankrupt. Returning to France, he set up a Champagne house with his winnings, dedicated to the Best Rat of Bellefontaine.

    The exquisite Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs is a celebration of Roger's snow white fur and finesse. Some of this is not true.

  4. Bollinger Special Cuvee NV Champagne

    Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Champagne

    £47.00

    £47.00

    "I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it-unless I'm thirsty." So said Lilly Bollinger, the great granddaughter-in-law of House of Bollinger founder Jacques Joseph, and head of the (still now, as then) family firm from 1941-77.

    We haven't much to add to that, beyond saying that its toasty, rounded complex palate is beyond compare. Oh and we should probably issue a statutory reminder to enjoy your Bolly responsibly...

  5. Bollinger Special Cuvee NV Champagne - Magnum

    Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Champagne - Magnum

    £95.00

    £95.00

    They say great things come in small packages. We beg to differ. This magnum sized bottle, for example, contains a liquid so toasty, rounded and complex a standard size simply wouldn't be enough!

    "I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it-unless I'm thirsty." Wise words said by Lilly Bollinger, the great granddaughter-in-law of House of Bollinger founder Jacques Joseph, and head of the family firm from 1941-77.*

    *We should probably issue a statutory reminder to enjoy your bottle of Bolly responsibly...

  6. Bubbles Champagne Gift Set

    Compare

    In stock

    Bubbles - Gift Set

    As low as: £10.00

    Cava is still underrated and in many cases under-priced. Made according to the Traditional Method (the same method as used in Champagne) which is a painstaking and labour intensive process, quality is guaranteed. Always reliable and often extraordinary, cava always goes down well.

  7. Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne - 37.5CL - HALF BOTTLE

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV - Half Bottle 375ml

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Our French is rudimentary, but we think that Canard-Duchêne roughly translates as "duck of oak". And we believe this to be a reference to how this elegant Champagne conquered the UK.

    The people of Ludes, near Reims, deposited an enormous wooden Trojan-duck at customs in Folkestone. The duck was filled to the brim with Champagne bottles, and when local customs officers wheeled it in, the trap door sprung open and bottles flew out, making their way up the M20 towards London.

    The rest is history. However, our understanding may not be historically factual.

  8. Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne Magnum

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    £55.00

    £55.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, we trust this to be a reference to how this exquisite Champagne vanquished the UK.

    The general population of Ludes, close Reims, kept a huge wooden Trojan-duck at traditions in Folkestone. The duck was filled to the overflow with Champagne bottles, and when neighborhood traditions officers wheeled it in, the trap entryway sprung open and jugs flew out, advancing up the M20 towards London. The rest is history.

    In any case, our comprehension may not be truly genuine.

  9. Cava Condesa Blanca Brut NV Sparkling Wine

    Cava Condesa Blanca Brut NV

    £8.50

    £8.50

    This bargain Cava offers proof that Spanish fizz at this price isn't just a cheap alternative to Champagne, but can be a fine, elegant and joyous wine in its own right.

    With crisp fresh apple and pear fruit flavours, backed up by toasty, nutty notes, and bubbles that go on, and on, and on some more, if you're catering an event with interminable toasts, and you want to be sure that your fizz isn't flat by the end of the speeches, then Condesa Blanca is the fizz for you. It's the Cava that keeps on giving...

  10. Château de l'Aulée Crémant de Loire 'Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc' NV Vegetarian Sparkling White Wine

    Château de l'Aulée Crémant de Loire 'Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc' NV

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc is named after the vineyard where the Chenin Blanc grapes are grown and where Ms Arc is said to have rested, en route to meet the King-to-be, Charles VII, at nearby Chinon.

    It is also made by the former winemaker of Champagne Houses including Bollinger. With a pedigree like that you'd be expecting something special and, by gum, you've got it.

    Jeanne d'Arc tastes like the freshly pressed juice of russet apples, with an exhilarating sherbet streak. Bet she never thought she'd hear that.

  11. Chambord Royale - Prosecco Gift Set

    Compare

    In stock

    Chambord Royale - Prosecco Gift Set

    As low as: £39.60

    Add a touch of pink to your Prosecco with this classic cocktail gift, perfect to enjoy on a night with friends or for a special celebration.

  12. Champagne - Gift Set

    Compare

    In stock

    Champagne - Gift Set

    As low as: £23.50

    Of all the lesser-known, under-heralded Champagnes this is the one that stands out by a mile for value for money - receiving a steady stream of compliments. Such unanimous approval has got to mean something, and that something is a standard of winemaking that would not disgrace one of the big names in Champagne.

  13. Tarlant Brut Nature Zero NV Vegan and Vegetarian Champagne

    Champagne Tarlant Brut Nature Zero NV

    £37.00

    £37.00

    This is the Champagne that delivers 0% sugar and 100% flavour, baby! Made in the same way as Tarlant's Reserve Brut but without the sweet 'dosage' added after fermentation, what you experience here is pure, candid (but not candied...) fruit. Mandarin, lemon rind and beeswax are served up in exhilarating simplicity that leaves you wondering what all the fuss is about sugar anyway...

  14. Cremant Extra-Brut De Limoux Delafont Millesime 2013

    Crémant Extra-Brut De Limoux Delafont 2013

    £23.00

    £23.00

    It's well known the French were great pioneers of "human-carrying flight technology". However, it's less well known that the first hot air balloon, launched in 1783, carried a sheep, a duck and a rooster. And even less well known that while others experimented with hot air, Samuel Delafont investigated CO2 gas.

    He was convinced the way to reach the sky was to direct bubbles from fermented grape juice into a silk balloon, thereby inflating it enough to lift from the ground. He studied tirelessly, his workshop infused with scents of flowers and citrus, producing effervescing vats brimming with energy and finesse. But it just wouldn't quite work. Happily, taking a generous draught of the liquid had the surrogate effect of lifting the spirit and letting the mind soar. His work wasn't wasted after all!

  15. Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage Champage - Magnum

    Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage Champage - Magnum

    £325.00

    £325.00

    Since 1921, Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term ‘vintage champagne’, not least because they only make vintage champagne. It is also because DP is only produced in years where the grape harvest will deliver something outstanding, which means that only roughly half of the past 100 or so vintages have been declared.

    No wonder it’s been a favourite of Marilyn Monroe, James Bond and countless other figures of repute… real and fictional. With its flavours of delicate marzipan and cocoa, finessed peach and white apricot and, finally, decadent, spicy notes that go on and on, you, like Dom Pérignon, may just exclaim ‘come quickly – I am tasting the stars’!

  16. Dom Perignon 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £135.00

    £135.00

    Since 1921, Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term ‘vintage champagne’, not least because they only make vintage champagne. It is also because DP is only produced in years where the grape harvest will deliver something outstanding, which means that only roughly half of the past 100 or so vintages have been declared.

    No wonder it’s been a favourite of Marilyn Monroe, James Bond and countless other figures of repute… real and fictional. With its flavours of delicate marzipan and cocoa, finessed peach and white apricot and, finally, decadent, spicy notes that go on and on, you, like Dom Pérignon, may just exclaim ‘come quickly – I am tasting the stars’!

  17. Filipa Pato '3B' Blanc de Blancs' 2013 Sparkling Wine

    Filipa Pato '3B' Blanc de Blancs' 2013

    £15.00

    £15.00

    We feel a strong kinship with Filipa Pato. We imagine ourselves as having a kind of Bonnie and Clyde-type relationship, only without the outlaw element. Or the robberies. Or the shooting. Basically like a friendly, law-abiding Bonnie and Clyde. Why? Because she represents all that is fantastic about tiny-production and is a champion of the obscure and that is right up our street. This Blanc de Blancs (meaning that it's a sparkler made from all white grape varieties) uses indigenous varieties Maria Gomes, Bical and Arinto and is bone dry, with a fragrant lemon fresh zing. With wines this good, there's just no need for bank robberies.

  18. From Italy With Love - Triple Bottle Gift Set

    Compare

    In stock

    From Italy With Love - Triple Bottle Gift Set

    As low as: £33.05

    Italy practically invented love, so if you're floundering around, looking for inspiration, then look no further. The country of La Dulce Vita, Sophia Loren and gondola rides has the answer and it's packaged up here in this trio of vini Italiano. There's an intoxicatingly light and fragrant Prosecco, a nuanced, citrussy Gavi and a dazzling, dark cherry-laden Chianti. Naturalmente.

  19. Jansz Vintage Cuvee Sparkling Wine

    Jansz Vintage Cuvée Sparkling Wine

    £26.00

    £26.00

    Jansz vineyard hand harvests seperately, keeping the fruit in individual batches. Each batch is then handled gently and fermented in select barrels.

    This vintage cuvée is a pale gold in colour, boasting scents of lemon curd, white flowers and fresh cream. Flavours of rose petals and candied lemon peel shine through on the palate, alongside roasted hazelnut and cashews showcasing its power and elegance.

  20. Jean Baptiste Alexandre Brut NV Champagne

    Jean Baptiste Alexandre Brut NV Champagne

    £30.00

    £30.00

    You might think you're familiar with the story of John the Baptist, but you probably don't know the truth. When Herod's daughter demanded John's head on a salver after dancing for her father - he being pleased enough to offer anything she wanted in return - Herod was horrified. 'Why on a plate?' he thought.

    Fearing his little girl wanted to consume the bonce, he had his chefs build a fake head. Pork and chicken skin. Quails eggs for eyes... surely the ruse would be obvious. However, the 'head' was served with a mesmerising champagne, the sheer distraction of which took the girl's attention from what was really on the plate. Interestingly, the bubbles went beautifully with the nibbles too.

  21. Lanson Black Label Champagne NV

    Lanson Black Label NV Champagne

    £35.00

    £35.00

    Do not be fooled by the Maltese Cross and the black uniform that Lanson wears, it is not a member of the St John Ambulance. It can't patch up minor cuts and grazes, it doesn't know what the acronym DRAB stands for and it's ineffective at employing the recovery position.

    However, what this Champagne lacks in basic First Aid knowledge, it more than makes up for in consistency, reputation and quality. Lanson with it's fresh 'non-malolactic' style, puts a smile on any face, but we don't recommend administering it at the scene of an accident.

  22. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with 2 Flutes

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with 2 Flutes

    £72.00

    £72.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015***

    A 75cl bottle of Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rosé Champagne, accompanied by two Laurent Perrier branded flutes, presented in a beautiful gift box makes for an ideal present.

    Laurent-Perrier Rosé is not so much a Champagne as an adored institution. The delightfully squat, curvaceous bottle has something to do with its charm, admittedly, but it is, of course, the juice inside that has led to such acclaim.

    Made with 100% Pinot Noir, Laurent-Perrier Rosé has a soft, dreamy texture and a ripe, almost baked strawberry and a vanilla-laced cream that are make this libation quite, quite magical. It's not sweet though - oh no - this is beautiful Brut is sweet enough...

  23. Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    Now £29.00

    Was £43.00

    £29.00

    A casual glance down the list of prominent Champagne names will, before long, reveal Laurent-Perrier as one of the leading lights. With its impeccable credentials, Laurent-Perrier is an instantly recognisable byword for quality and its non-vintage expression is testament to that.

    La Cuvée is Laurent-Perrier's brand new signature Champagne, replacing the Brut NV. It is pale gold in colour with a steady stream of fine bubbles. The nose has delicate aromas of citrus fruits, underpinned by hints of white flowers. A perfect balance between freshness and finesse, the palate is full-bodied, complex and creamy, displaying great length on the finish.

  24. Loimer Sparkling Extra Brut NV Vegan and Vegetarian White Wine

    Loimer Sparkling Extra Brut NV

    £21.00

    £21.00

    When you think of sparkling wine grapes, you might automatically gravitate to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the classic Champagne varietals. Grüner Veltliner and Zweigelt might not be the first grapes you'd think of, even though they make up 75% of this delicious fizz grown in Gumpoldskirchen in Austria. Which might not be the first place you'd think of either.

    Cultivated biodynamically - as you might not expect - it has apple and citrus flavours from the Grüner and rich, creamy brioche touches from the red grapes. And the other 25%? Pinot Noir, of course. What are we, weird or something?

  25. Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo NV Vegetarian White Wine

    Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo NV

    Now £14.45

    Was £17.00

    £14.45

    This sparkler is a curious and wonderful thing. It is made using an ancient 'Rural' Method in which, unusually, the wine only undergoes fermentation once, using only naturally occurring sugars.

    If you are slightly bored and confused by this and care not for the methods used, let us tell you that it is made by Luis Pato, the Baron of the Bairrada and one of the most renowned producers in Portugal, who calls it his 'take on Prosecco'.

    If you're now muttering 'meh' at your screen because you don't give a monkeys about famous producers, let us simply say that it is an elegant and focused wine with generous mousse and aromas of white flowers and citrus. Does that do it?

  26. Lyme Bay Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine

    Lyme Bay Brut Reserve 2013 Sparkling Wine

    £19.75

    £19.75

    A heavily fruit driven sparkling wine unveiling refreshing notes of apple and lemon, with vibrance and creamy mousse. A delicate pale lemon in colour, contrasted by excellent depth of flavour and tantalising acidity and depth. Well balanced sparkling wine giving way to red fruit and toast flavours.

  27. Lyme Bay Sparkling Brut Rosé 2014 English Sparkling Wine

    Lyme Bay Sparkling Brut Rosé 2014

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Given finding them usually involves whacking a rock with a hammer, it's a miracle any fossils remain intact. Especially delicate ones, like the echinoderms and crinoids. Then they have to be carefully cleaned, too.

    With this in mind, a group of paleontologists based near Devon's Jurassic coast developed a preparation that would help. It took years, but finally they had it. A liquid with just enough acidity to break down excess rock, and a playful little fizz to lift the particles, leaving the specimen perfectly exposed. Needless to say, a celebration ensued. Actually, with such aplomb things got a little fuzzy. It was only after the toast was offered and glasses drained they realised they'd drunk the special mixture. Happily, being grape-based, no ill effects were suffered. On the contrary, they use it less and less for cleaning fossils now...

  28. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne - 37.5CL

    Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    £24.00

    £24.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015***

    The ultimate groupies' Champagne, one can imagine this being enjoyed and passed around between members of a larger circle of friends, with lots of conversation of the slightly louder variety.

    Made for the close-at-hand ice bucket,...in the back of a limousine, would be perfect,...on the way to a nightclub, even better,...on a Saturday night, better still again,...Moët is likely to be on hand for many such scenarios as that's the Champagne it is. Fun, fresh, lively with good depth and a nice vanilla note to finish.

  29. Philippe Guidon Brut NV Champagne

    Philippe Guidon Brut NV Champagne

    £22.00

    £22.00

    ***Commended at the International Wine Challenge 2015***

    Of all the lesser-known, under-heralded Champagnes this is the one that stands out by a mile for value for money - receiving a steady stream of compliments. Such unanimous approval has got to mean something, and that something is a standard of winemaking that would not disgrace one of the big names in Champagne.

    This is most certainly on the dry end; understated, crisp and classic. When the occasion calls for Champagne but you've already spent all your cash on the tickets, turn to Guidon!

  30. Pol Roger 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Pol Roger 2006 Vintage Champagne

    £73.00

    £73.00

    The sense of triumph and exhilaration that the fine folk at Pol Roger must have felt when they released their epically tasty 2004 must surely have been tainted by the thought of how on earth to follow it. But any worries, we imagine, would have been instantly allayed when they sampled the 2006: it is simply lovely.

    It is intense yet delicate, with balanced notes of stone fruit, acacia honey and citrus underpinned by a fine thread of acidity. It has excellent freshness and persistence and its tight structure is showing beautifully right now.

  31. Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Now £37.00

    Was £43.00

    £37.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class and finesse of this rich and complex standard bearer makes it very much the brand of choice for those in the know.

    Were you to present this bottle to discerning company: say a wine expert, an aristocrat, or the dear old Brigadier General, you're bound to be accepted as an esteemed guest. If not you should leave immediately, taking the bottle with you.

  32. Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne - Magnum

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne - Magnum

    £89.00

    £89.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class and finesse of this rich and complex standard bearer makes it very much the brand of choice for those in the know.

    Were you to present this bottle to discerning company: say a wine expert, an aristocrat, or the dear old Brigadier General, you're bound to be accepted as an esteemed guest. If not you should leave immediately, taking the bottle with you.

  33. Prosecco Ca' Rosa Gift Set

    Compare

    In stock

    Prosecco - Gift Set

    As low as: £12.50

    Totally impossible to go wrong here. Prosecco is the nation's darling sparkler and this is our most loved Prosecco. Ergo this is the best of the best and a perfect way to say.. well.. just about anything!

  34. Prosecco Ca'Rosa Sparkling Wine

    Prosecco Ca'Rosa

    £11.00

    £11.00

    A fabulously fun and fruity off-dry number, this classic Italian fizz has become adored by Latin lovers for its soft mousse, or bubbles. It offers a delightfully fruity nose, followed by flavours of apricot and soft peach, with a refreshing yet gloriously flavourful finish.

    Less 'flinty' than cava or many Champagnes, this makes for a gorgeous celebratory tipple or aperitif in its own right.

  35. Prosecco Party - Mixed Case of 6 Sparkling Wines

    Compare

    In stock

    Prosecco Party - Mixed Case of 6 Sparkling Wines

    £66.00

    As we are heading into the warmer months of the year, who knows what kind of spontaneous parties or barbecues are coming our way? It's important to be prepared. So, we're giving you free delivery on this case of our top-selling prosecco so you can always have a bottle or two of everyone's favourite Italian sparkling wine on hand whenever you need it!

  36. Prosecco Quadri Extra Dry NV

    Prosecco Quadri Extra Dry NV

    £9.50

    £9.50

    Carlo decided that for their anniversary this year he would buy his sweetheart something truly special. Having heard that age-old saying 'diamonds are a girls best friend' he set about finding the greatest, most sparkling diamond Italy had to offer; no price was too high nor effort too great. He searched far and wide but, try as he might, he simply could not find a jewel that would be good enough to present to his leading lady. He would have to think of something else.

    "If I cannot find a diamond for my love," he thought, "I will make one instead." And so began his journey in crafting a wine so sparkling and dazzling that it would seem as though it were glinting with a thousand of the precious stones. Not only did the wine look spectacular but it's crisp, refreshing palate of peach, apricot and pear flavours not only made it an instant success for his gift, but soon became the star of his range.

    And you'll never guess what he called it... "Quadri" (Diamonds!)

  37. Quinta do Soalheiro Espumante 2016 Vegan and Vegetarian Sparkling Wine

    Quinta do Soalheiro Espumante 2016

    Now £20.00

    Was £24.00

    £20.00

    It was once believed the World was flat. Sail too far, and you'd fall off the side. But intrepid individuals have long been prepared to risk everything in the name of exploration. Particularly the Portuguese, during the Age of Discovery. What many don't know is they had a secret. And this made them more confident, striking into the unknown.

    In case the World was actually flat, the Portuguese developed a method of sending extra air into the sky, convinced this would create a bubble that would envelop the Earth and 'catch' them if they did sail too far. This air was delivered in the form of tiny bubbles, arising from fermented Alvarinho. They didn't need the back up, as it turned out. The only thing out of this world was the wine itself...

  38. Renaixença Cava Brut NV

    Renaixença Cava Brut NV

    £12.00

    £12.00

    We love onomatopoeic words. Zip. Shuffle. Whoosh! They do more than convey meaning, they bring words to life. So saying, we reckon 'Renaixença' is pretty onomatopoeic, which is handy when writing a tasting note...

    Said with a rolled 'r', the 'Ren' is like this Cava's gently playful fizz; the 'ai' is like the subtly creamy notes; the 'xença' (pronounced 'shensa') is like the cool, clean rush of green fruit that whooshes over the palate like a cooling breeze in a Spanish orchard. Boom!

  39. Ruinart Rosé NV

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne

    £62.00

    £62.00

    Ruinart is not a call to write on a Rothko, paint over a Banksy or put a traffic cone on a statue; it's the oldest Champagne house. Established in 1729, the first delivery of "wine with bubbles" left the house in January 1730. More than 280 years later, this squat little bottle, inspired by the 18th Century bottles, has become one of the most recognisable and sought after sparkling wines in the world. The Ruinart Rosé is a real accomplishment: smooth as silk and crisp as morning dew, with red berries, fresh flowers and gentle spices.

  40. Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles 2016

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles 2016

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Only rare souls reach such states of grace they are canonized as saints, displaying sacrifice and patience inconceivable to normal folk. Imagine, for example, sitting before a perfectly chilled Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. Condensation beading the glass. You can taste it, right? Your mouth is watering...

    Now! Imagine that was sparkling. Tiny beads hustling through bright liquid...

    Clair apparently lasted the better end of twenty (yes, two zero) minutes at the Vicar's tea party before she succumbed and downed a glass in a oner. For that barely credible act of restraint, she is eternally beatified.

  41. Tapiz Malbec Rose Extra Brut NV

    Tapiz Sparkling Malbec Rosé Extra Brut NV

    £17.00

    £17.00

    One evening, the beautiful but fickle Camilla visited for supper; and she just couldn't make up her mind what to drink. She liked the idea of zippy, delicate bubbles. Then again, was partial to cherryish, strawberryish rose. And she did love a glass of good Malbec...

    Mortified that he couldn't solve her dilemma, her dedicated host dashed to the local vineyard to see what they could do. He was directed to young winemaker Fabian Valenzuela. "He'll have the answer," they said. "Tap his brain." Such was his rush, that the host took this last sentence to be the winemaker's name, and ran to him calling "Tapiz, Tapiz!" Of course, Fabian had the answer. Just make a Sparkling Rose Malbec! And from that day, his new nickname stuck.

  42. Torre Oria Rosado Cava Sparkling Wine

    Torre Oria Brut Rosado Cava NV

    Now £9.50

    Was £10.50

    £9.50

    Every August in the Dominion of Derramador, hopeful youths take part in the annual cork firing competition. The aim, using only two thumbs and a bottle of delicate pink bubbles, to propel a cork over the famous Tower of Oria. A tower built itself of spent cava corks.

    Stationed at the top of the tower is the winery queen. It is her duty to determine just how high the winning cork passes. When she has, the waiting crowd set to, eagerly extending the tower to that very point, using first the unsuccessful corks scattered on the ground, and balancing the winning cork victoriously at the very top.

  43. Torre Oria Cava Reserva NV

    Torre Oria Cava Reserva NV

    Now £9.50

    Was £10.50

    £9.50

    This top selling fizz is the more rounded of our Cavas and, is not quite as dry-seeming as the others in the range. This will work well in your favour if you're needing an effervescent tipple for any gathering, get-together or soiree.

    The Reserva is a more mellow and rounded sparkler but its insistent fizz and accomplished mousse will have your guests queuing for second helpings and ensure nothing goes to waste at the end of the evening.

  44. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    £44.00

    £44.00

    In the same way that, in the natural world, many animals are drawn to the mate with the most colourful foliage/colouring/nail varnish, as it is a sign of healthiness and virility, people are drawn to Veuve Cliquot and its distinctive orange label.

    Now, whilst we're not saying Veuve makes you virile (though that is a catchy line), we are saying that the label correctly signifies the brilliance within: rich yet dry, mousse-y yet elegant, yeasty yet citrusy, it's one healthy animal.

Grid View List View

44 Item(s)