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...

  • Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne

    £43.00

    £43.00

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV is available to buy online from our range of Champagne. Fast UK delivery.
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    £44.00

    £44.00

    The label correctly signifies the brilliance within: rich yet dry, mousse-y yet elegant, yeasty yet citrusy, it’s one healthy animal.
  • Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    £30.00

    £30.00

    Champagne Ayala's Brut Majeur combines delicate minerality with precision of fruit and a charmingly long finish.
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    £43.00

    £43.00

    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.
  • Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV Champagne

    Now £42.00

    Was £52.00

    £42.00

    LP’s Ultra Brut is dry as they come. As well as being bracing and cleansing, though, the LP Ultra Brut has gentle floral and mineral aromas that tame the Brut nicely.

Grid View List View

16 Item(s)

  • Canard Duchene Parcelle 181

    Canard-Duchêne Parcelle 181 Extra Brut NV Champagne

    Now £25.00

    Was £34.00

    £25.00

    The history of humanity is defined by great love affairs; Romeo & Juliet (okay it's fictional), Richard & Judy (they'...
  • Golden Goodness Champagne Gift Set
    This is the one to buy when your Mum has gone above and beyond the duties of Mummydom. She may have stayed on the pho...
  • H.Blin Brut

    H. Blin Brut NV Champagne

    Now £23.80

    Was £28.00

    £23.80

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** This Champagne could not be more popular if it was a ge...
  • Heidsieck Monopole Silver Top Brut NV Champagne

    Heidsieck Monopole Silver Top Brut NV Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £35.00

    £20.00

    Silver. One of the human race's most cherished precious metals. There's something entrancing about its cool colour an...
  • Grüner Veltliner Sekt Sparkling Wine

    Huber Grüner Veltliner Sekt 2014

    £18.50

    £18.50

    If you turn up at most people's houses with a bottle Grüner Veltliner, they'll probably look excited and will sa...
  • Lanson Black Label Champagne NV

    Lanson Black Label NV Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £35.00

    £20.00

    Do not be fooled by the Maltese Cross and the black uniform that Lanson wears, it is not a member of the St John Ambu...
  • Lanson Black Label NV Gift set

    Lanson Black Label NV Gift set

    As low as: £36.50

    With consistency of production that would impress even the Germans, Lanson Black Label is a flipping reliable Champag...
  • Lanson Rosé Non Vintage Pink Champagne

    Lanson Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £32.00

    Was £40.00

    £32.00

    Pink Champagne? That's all a bit frivolous, isn't it? Well, yes - that's the point of it - but also, no, not necessar...
  • Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial NV - Magnum

    Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial NV - Magnum

    £82.00

    £82.00

    The ultimate groupies' Champagne, one can imagine this being enjoyed and passed around between members of a larger ci...
  • Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial NV

    Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial NV Champagne

    £39.00

    £39.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Moët & Chandon: probably the most famous and i...
  • Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne - 37.5CL
    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** The ultimate groupies' Champagne, one can imagine this ...
  • Prosecco Treviso Follador Extra Dry

    Prosecco Treviso Follador Extra Dry

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Old as the hills, the Follador winery. Giovanni Follador first blushingly received the Wine Quality Award from the 'D...
  • Renaixença Cava Brut NV

    Renaixença Cava Brut NV

    Now £10.20

    Was £12.00

    £10.20

    We love onomatopoeic words. Zip. Shuffle. Whoosh! They do more than convey meaning, they bring words to life. So sayi...
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Gift Set

    Veuve Clicquot - Gift Set

    As low as: £45.50

    It's no coincidence that in the same way that Veuve Cliquot's label sets it apart from all other Champagne, this very...
  • 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/colour...
  • 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...

Grid View List View

16 Item(s)