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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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  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £29.00

    £20.00

    Fresh, fruity with notes of Brioche and apples, amazing value for money from this top class Champagne producer!
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV Champagne

    Now £49.00

    Was £62.00

    £49.00

    Made from 100% Pinot Noir this undoubted darling of the pink Champagnes has delicate red fruits and a soft, positively creamy finish.
  • Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    Now £30.00

    Was £39.00

    £30.00

    Taittinger is one of the thoroughbreds of the Champagne world...

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  • Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne Chardonnay

    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, wh...
  • Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée NV Champagne France

    Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée NV Champagne

    Now £33.30

    Was £37.00

    £33.30

    The story goes that in 1930 the director of the then famous Paris restaurant 'la Samaritaine de Luxe' challenged Victor ...
  • Besserat de Bellefon Rosé NV Pink Champagne

    Besserat de Bellefon Rosé NV Champagne

    £41.00

    £41.00

    There's an intriguing golden, almost amber hue to the delicate pink of this rose fizz, reminiscent of an alpine sunset. ...
  • 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 thi...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £29.00

    £20.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, we t...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    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 t...
  • Dom Perignon - Gift Set

    Dom Pérignon - Gift Set

    As low as: £135.00

    Since 1921 Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term 'vintage champagne', not least because Dom Pérignon ...
  • Dom Perignon 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Dom Pérignon 2006 Vintage Champagne

    £135.00

    £135.00

    Since 1921, Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term ‘vintage champagne’, not least because the...
  • Dom Perignon Rose Champagne

    Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 Vintage Champagne

    £275.00

    £275.00

    Since 1921, Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term ‘vintage Champagne’, mainly due to them on...
  • H Blin 2006 Vintage Champagne

    H. Blin 2006 Millesime Vintage Champagne

    Now £29.00

    Was £37.00

    £29.00

    ***Silver at the IWC 2015*** When Champagne gets this good, it's time to ask not what your Champagne can do f...
  • Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2005 Vintage Champagne

    Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2005 Vintage Champagne

    Now £27.00

    Was £35.00

    £27.00

    We'll get onto the stuff inside the bottle in a minute but, first, how cool is the bottle? If you are having a dinner pa...
  • Laurent-Perrier Champagne 2006 Vintage

    Laurent-Perrier 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Now £42.00

    Was £52.00

    £42.00

    Of all the Champagne houses, Laurent-Perrier has a certain knack of getting a distinctly different voice across on all i...
  • Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Champagne

    £110.00

    £110.00

    ***Gold at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Top-flight Champagne doesn't get any better than this. Thi...
  • Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne

    Now £33.00

    Was £43.00

    £33.00

    Could this Champagne house be the king of all Champagne? It's a good bet, and you won't get better odds on many other ca...
  • Cristal 2007 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £160.00

    £160.00

    The curiosity and intrigue that this label has attracted over the last decade or so, still makes Cristal the ultimate dr...
  • Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    £43.00

    £43.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class an...
  • 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 an...
  • Premium Champagne and Red Duo Luxury Gift
    If it were a singer, it would be Pavarotti (RIP), put it that way. The Champagne is perfect for laying down for an impor...
  • Roederer Estate Quartet NV

    Roederer Estate Quartet NV

    £26.00

    £26.00

    To wine geeks, Roederer is best known for the sheer quality of their fizz, but to the world at large, they're probably b...
  • Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV

    Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

    £62.00

    £62.00

    Although apparently back into vogue, white stilettos still have a dodgy reputation. Police cars are turning silver becau...
  • Taittinger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £50.00

    £50.00

    The Taittinger house style is crisp and elegant, with a creamy richness that's emphasised in the 2009 vintage with its 5...
  • The Taittinger Masterclass - Gift Set
    Between you and us, this is our favourite gift. Partly because Taittinger, and especially vintage Taittinger, is unutter...
  • Love Box Treat Yourself Champagne Wine Gift Set
    You could take off your coat and gallantly throw it over a puddle for your amour but, let's face it, it's freezing. You ...
  • Vintage Champagne Gift Set

    Vintage Champagne - Gift Set

    As low as: £51.50

    An always reliable, always remarkable vintage from the experts at Taittinger. Possibly the best value item on the page t...

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