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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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  • Lanson Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £29.00

    Was £40.00

    £29.00

    Pink fizz for the serious minded hedonists among us…
  • Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £55.00

    Was £62.00

    £55.00

    Ruinart Rosé is smooth as silk and crisp as morning dew, with red berries, fresh flowers and gentle spices.
  • Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV

    Now £45.00

    Was £55.00

    £45.00

    With warming cinnamon and nutmeg, coupled with rose petals and wild strawberries, Bollinger Rosé is an evocative beauty.

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  • A Taste of France - Triple Bottle Gift Set
    France produces a wealth of different wines so it can be difficult to decide where to start. We've selected these red, w...
  • Albert Bichot 'Pure' Cremant de Bourgogne NV Vegan White Wine

    Albert Bichot 'Pure' Cremant de Bourgogne NV

    £19.00

    £19.00

    This Cremant Bourgogne is one of the best-bang-for-buck-badly-kept secrets in Britain. A Blanc de Blanc to imbibe whe...
  • 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 ...
  • Antoine Remy Rosé Champagne Non Vintage AOC

    Antoine Remy Rosé NV Champagne

    £30.00

    £30.00

    What's in a name? This Champagne does not have a famous name, which means that you aren't paying for PR, advertising ...
  • 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,...
  • 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 sunse...
  • 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 li...
  • 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 ...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    Now £49.00

    Was £55.00

    £49.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, w...
  • Canard Duchene Parcelle 181

    Canard-Duchêne Parcelle 181 Extra Brut NV Champagne

    £34.00

    £34.00

    The history of humanity is defined by great love affairs; Romeo & Juliet (okay it's fictional), Richard & Judy (they'...
  • Château de l'Aulée Crémant de Loire 'Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc' NV Vegetarian Sparkling White Wine
    Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc is named after the vineyard where the Chenin Blanc grapes are grown and where Ms Arc is said ...
  • Champagne and Chocolate Gift Set
    You've been waiting for Valentine's for a long time. Take a few deep breaths. This is it. The perfect opportunity to ...
  • 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...
  • Champagne Compliments Gift Set

    Champagne Compliments Gift Set

    As low as: £59.60

    A pair of excellent champagnes that dont have a famous name, which means that you aren't paying for PR, advertising a...
  • Drappier Millésimé Exception 2012 Vegetarian Champagne

    Champagne Drappier Millésimé Exception 2012

    £35.00

    £35.00

    You know when you find something in the sale that fits you like a glove, is marvellously flattering and a total barga...
  • Champagne Drappier Quattuor Non Vintage

    Champagne Drappier Quattuor NV Champagne

    £52.00

    £52.00

    It is all we can do not to squeal with excitement and thump the desk as we write our thoughts on this totally unique ...
  • Champagne Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV

    Champagne Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV

    Now £22.00

    Was £27.00

    £22.00

    There's something inherently hedonistic about pink champagne, something inescapably self indulgent. And why not? Wha...
  • 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 b...
  • 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 t...
  • Deutz Brut Classic NV Vegetarian Champagne

    Deutz Brut Classic NV Champagne

    £38.00

    £38.00

    Despite being one of Queen Victoria's favourite wines, it's never done anything to calm old Phil dahn, his loaf of br...
  • 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 Pérign...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2006 Vintage Champagne

    £125.00

    £125.00

    Dom Thierry Ruinart was a visionary Benedictine monk who lived from 1657-1709 and was instrumental in the development...
  • Drappier Cuvée Saint-Georges NV Champagne

    Drappier Cuvée Saint-Georges NV Champagne

    £25.00

    £25.00

    When you think Pinot Noir you picture deliciously soft, silky and smooth red wines with juicy red berry flavours and ...
  • 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 2006 Vintage Champagne

    H. Blin 2008 Millesime Vintage Champagne

    £37.00

    £37.00

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

    Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2005 Vintage Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £35.00

    £20.00

    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...
  • 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...
  • Jean Baptiste Alexandre Brut NV Champagne

    Jean Baptiste Alexandre Brut NV Champagne

    Now £26.00

    Was £30.00

    £26.00

    You might think you're familiar with the story of John the Baptist, but you probably don't know the truth. When Herod...
  • Krug Rosé NV Champagne

    Krug Rosé NV Champagne

    £235.00

    £235.00

    A fiftieth birthday, a twentieth wedding anniversary, the birth of a child - all of these are landmark occasions whic...
  • 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...
  • Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec NV Vegetarian Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec NV Champagne

    Now £33.00

    Was £43.00

    £33.00

    Nicknames are funny things. They generally have some kernel of truth that inspired them, such as Alex "Hurricane" Hig...
  • Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne

    £43.00

    £43.00

    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...
  • 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

    Now £33.00

    Was £39.00

    £33.00

    ***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 ...
  • Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Cuis Premier Cru Brut NV Champagne
    Need a quick break from the office/hovering/choosing your shoes? How about a quick game of true or false? Pierre Gimo...
  • Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Cuis Premier Cru Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Cuis Premier Cru Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    Now £59.50

    Was £70.00

    £59.50

    Need a quick break from the office/hovering/choosing your shoes? How about a quick game of true or false? Pierre Gimo...
  • Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Fleuron Premier Cru Champagne 2009
    Often described as artisanal winemaking, Grower Champagnes are made by independent Champagne Houses from grapes that ...
  • Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2009 vintage champagne

    Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £89.00

    £89.00

    The Blanc de Blancs is a speciality of the house, made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from Grand Cru vineyards, solely ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rosé Champagne and Chocolate Gift Set
    We think that buying roses for a valentines gift is a bit cliché. Rosé on the other hand is something we ca...
  • Ruinart Rosé NV

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £55.00

    Was £62.00

    £55.00

    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 Ch...
  • Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Classic Champagne. And a no-risk, fail-safe guarantee of good order. Taittinger is one of the thoroughbreds and might...
  • Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs 2006 Vintage Champagne

    £125.00

    £125.00

    An unassuming bloke, a friend of this scribe, let's call him Kenny, was one day thinking about opening his "nice" bot...

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