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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.

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  • 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...
  • Polloni Spumante Prosecco Wine

    Polloni Spumante

    £8.25

    £8.25

    Whilst James Bond drinks Dom Perignon 1946, Inspector Clouseau probably drinks Polloni Spumante. If we compare James ...
  • Premium Rose Gift Set - Wine Sparkling

    Premium Pinks - Gift Set

    As low as: £32.10

    This gift is just too pink and delicious for words. If we have to look at it much more we'll need to pop that Tapiz c...
  • Prosecco Ca' Rosa Gift Set

    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. E...
  • 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 ...
  • Prosecco Party - Mixed Case of 6 Sparkling Wines
    As we are heading into the warmer months of the year, who knows what kind of spontaneous parties or barbecues are com...
  • Prosecco San Vito NV Vegan and Vegetarian Sparkling Wine

    Prosecco San Vito NV

    Now £9.50

    Was £10.00

    £9.50

    Everybody needs good neighbours. Well, Prosecco San Vito has 2,300 across a swathe of the massive Prosecco DOC in Nor...
  • Quinta do Soalheiro Espumante 2016 Vegan and Vegetarian Sparkling Wine

    Quinta do Soalheiro Espumante 2016

    Now £21.00

    Was £24.00

    £21.00

    It was once believed the World was flat. Sail too far, and you'd fall off the side. But intrepid individuals have lon...
  • Renaixença Cava Brut NV

    Renaixença Cava Brut NV

    Now £10.50

    Was £12.00

    £10.50

    We love onomatopoeic words. Zip. Shuffle. Whoosh! They do more than convey meaning, they bring words to life. So sayi...
  • Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles 2016

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles 2016

    Now £12.50

    Was £15.00

    £12.50

    Only rare souls reach such states of grace they are canonized as saints, displaying sacrifice and patience inconceiva...
  • 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 drin...
  • Torre Oria Rosado Cava Sparkling Wine

    Torre Oria Brut Rosado Cava NV

    Now £9.45

    Was £10.50

    £9.45

    Every August in the Dominion of Derramador, hopeful youths take part in the annual cork firing competition. The aim, ...
  • Torre Oria Cava Reserva NV

    Torre Oria Cava Reserva NV

    £10.50

    £10.50

    This top selling fizz is the more rounded of our Cavas and, is not quite as dry-seeming as the others in the range. T...
  • Touraine 'Les Arcis' Vignoble Dinocheau Brut NV

    Touraine 'Les Arcis' Vignoble Dinocheau Brut NV

    Now £13.18

    Was £15.50

    £13.18

    Cher wins the hearts of people everywhere and manages to make it look effortless whilst doing it. Iconic, stylish....
  • Veuve-Cliquot-Yellow-Label-Magnum

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne - Magnum

    £89.00

    £89.00

    In the same way that, in the natural world, many animals are drawn to the mate with the most colourful foliage/colour...

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