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Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Noël Coward reportedly asked “Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?” Well, maybe not every morning, Noël, but we certainly like it very much indeed. Who wouldn’t? Champagne is not only one of the most perfect drinks on the planet, but it is also probably one of the most perfect wine-making regions anywhere. We’re not talking about the weather, which can be a little bit too much like ours for our liking; we are talking about the symbiotic relationship of its producers.


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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  • Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    Now £30.00

    Was £39.00

    £30.00

    Taittinger is one of the thoroughbreds of the Champagne world...
  • Taittinger Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £39.00

    Was £49.00

    £39.00

    Taittinger's Rosé is a deep, ruby tinted pink. It's almost exactly the colour of quince jelly - and in the same way the quince jelly perfectly balances sweet, sharp and savoury, this Champagne, with its fine bubbles and persistent mousse, its aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant, is a perfect blend of mature gravity and youthful joie de vivre.
  • 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.
  • Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne

    Now £45.00

    Was £55.00

    £45.00

    Moët Ice Impérial is the first and only Champagne especially created to be enjoyed over ice. It is fun, fresh and fruity; ideal to serve in the sun over ice with or without garnish, while remaining true to the Moët & Chandon style. This Vanilla chap has excellent taste in summer beverages!

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  1. 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.

  2. Bollinger La Grande Annee 2007 Vintage Champagne

    Bollinger La Grande Annee Champagne 2007

    Now £75.00

    Was £90.00

    £75.00

    *Throws down red carpet, puts a cigar in your mouth and takes you by the arm* Why hello! You look like you want to make some waves, or perhaps doing some serious wooing. Well step this way, cara mia, for this is the one you are looking for; its dazzling rose and gold ochre hue, its virtuoso performance of exotic spices, toast, rhubarb and stone fruit and its never ending, dazzlingly minerally finish will sweep that special someone so completely off their feet you'll have to catch them, serendipitously, in your arms. Oh, the romance...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV

    Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV

    Now £45.00

    Was £55.00

    £45.00

    The warming cinnamon and nutmeg spice, coupled up with the vibrant energy of the red cherries, rose petals and wild strawberries make this rosé Champagne as close to a Moroccan rose garden at dusk, as it's possible to get. Just add a few wisps of shisha smoke, drifting over from the corner, where some elderly gentlemen ponder over a leisurely of chess, and you've pretty much conjured the tastes going on in this mesmeric, gentle and perfumed Champagne.

  7. Tarlant Brut Nature Zero NV Vegan and Vegetarian Champagne

    Champagne Tarlant Brut Nature Zero NV

    Now £31.00

    Was £37.00

    £31.00

    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...

  8. 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!

  9. 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’!

  10. 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’!

  11. Follador Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry 2017 Sparkling Wine

    Follador Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry 2017

    £17.00

    £17.00

    You have to be careful when you describe just how good this new Prosecco is. People will assume you're exaggerating. First, there's its alluring colour - in the glass a silvery-grey glint of precious stone.

    Then there's the taste: a hard-to-describe magical balance between dryness and the subtle fruit of late-picked Bramley apples. You'll see what we mean when you try it; not just Prosecco, this is super-charged-Prosecco.

  12. From Italy With Love - Triple Bottle Gift Set

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    From Italy With Love - Triple Bottle Gift Set

    As low as: £31.55

    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.

  13. Golden Goodness Champagne Gift Set

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    Golden Goodness Champagne Gift Set

    £54.00

    This is the one to buy when your Mum has gone above and beyond the duties of Mummydom. She may have stayed on the phone to you until 2am whilst you had a crisis about Brian or Tiff or whoever; she may have stepped into the breach every time the babysitter cancelled. But whatever your Mum has done, she’s done it because she loves you: show her you love her right back with this sophisticated, rich, satisfaction-guaranteed Champagne.

  14. Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2013

    £35.00

    £35.00

    The vines responsible for this distinguished, heavenly sparkling wine hail from across the water in Champagne but, boy, are they thriving in Kent.

    Yes the 'Garden of England', with its warm summers, tempered by the cooling North Sea breeze seems to agree very well indeed with these Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier cultivars, resulting in wines like this incredibly popular, lemony, nutty, toffee apple-esque corker. Channel hopping never tasted so good.

  15. Gusbourne Rosé Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé 2014

    £35.00

    £35.00

    Appledore sounds like a realm from Lord of the Rings, populated by wizards, hobbits and dragons. But it's not; it's the sleepy home to Gusbourne Estate in rural Kent. However, this fizz tastes so good that you may be forgiven for thinking that sorcery has been involved in its production.

    The vines were pinched from Champagne, but the result is very British. With a hue as delicate as an English rose, this is packed with gently spiced biscuits, shortcake, strawberries, cream, red apples and charm. Watch out for Gollum, this is exceedingly precious.

  16. 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 for you, but what you can do for your Champagne. How best can you set off its hazelnut, lemon and fig charms? How might you complement its subtle, diffuse mousse?

    What canapés might you serve with it and to whom should you serve it to? These are big questions, and this is a big Champagne. In fact, the only thing that isn't big about it is the price.

  17. Jansz NV Sparkling Wine

    Jansz Brut NV Sparkling Wine

    £17.50

    £17.50

    Jansz is like a Champagne house in a parallel universe, which enjoys the same cool, temperate weather, but where everyone is laid back in that idiosyncratically Australian way.

    They don't call their winemaking method champenoise, but Tasmanoise. And the best bit? The wine is out of this world, with flavours of lemon, honeysuckle and toasted hazelnuts, at a very real-worldly price.

  18. Jean Baptiste Alexandre Brut NV Champagne

    Jean Baptiste Alexandre Brut NV Champagne

    Now £25.00

    Was £30.00

    £25.00

    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.

  19. Krug Grande Cuvee NV Champagne

    Krug Grande Cuvee NV Champagne

    £140.00

    £140.00

    Let's be honest, when we invest in a bottle of luxury champagne, it's not only the booze we're buying. We're making a statement. And nothing wrong with that. We're saying 'this is a special moment (or maybe just 'we are special people…'), and we need something special to mark it'.

    But what to choose to avoid the clichéd and eschew the bling? How about Krug Grande Cuvee, with its blend of up to 120 vintage wines making it not only utterly fabulous, but taking it 'beyond the concept of vintage'? Special enough for you? Special enough for us, for any (grand) occasion.

  20. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV with Competition Badge

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV Champagne

    £62.00

    £62.00

    Order online before 31st July 2018 to be in for the chance of winning an Exclusive Laurent-Perrier Summer Pack, as seen below.*

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

    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…

    Win an Exclusive Laurent-Perrier Summer Pack

    *Includes: 6 x Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV Champagne, 6 x Laurent-Perrier Champagne Flutes, 1 x Laurent-Perrier Ice Bucket, 1 x Laurent-Perrier Picnic Blanket, 2 x Laurent-Perrier Striped Deck Chairs. T&C's apply.

  21. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with 2 Flutes

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with 2 Flutes

    £72.00

    £72.00

    Order online before 31st July 2018 to be in for the chance of winning an Exclusive Laurent-Perrier Summer Pack, as seen below.*

    ***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...

    Win an Exclusive Laurent-Perrier Summer Pack

    *Includes: 6 x Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV Champagne, 6 x Laurent-Perrier Champagne Flutes, 1 x Laurent-Perrier Ice Bucket, 1 x Laurent-Perrier Picnic Blanket, 2 x Laurent-Perrier Striped Deck Chairs. T&C's apply.

  22. Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV Champagne Competition

    Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    Now £29.00

    Was £43.00

    £29.00

    Order online before 31st July 2018 to be in for the chance of winning an Exclusive Laurent-Perrier Summer Pack, as seen below.*

    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.

    Win an Exclusive Laurent-Perrier Summer Pack

    *Includes: 6 x Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV Champagne, 6 x Laurent-Perrier Champagne Flutes, 1 x Laurent-Perrier Ice Bucket, 1 x Laurent-Perrier Picnic Blanket, 2 x Laurent-Perrier Striped Deck Chairs. T&C's apply.

  23. 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?

  24. MM Cava Reserva de Familia 2012 Spanish Sparkling Wine

    MM Gran Reserva Vintage Brut Nature Cava 2013

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Bringing a descendant into the world is a great responsibility. Particularly when they'll have a name to live up to. The pressure was really on the Marqués then, when he announced he'd found a bride, and married shortly after. The court waited with baited breath.

    Not taking any chances, he asked one of his advisors how to ensure his offspring would be of the right calibre. The advice: to drink a wine with the character he'd want in his child, before retiring to bed each night. In the event he was blessed with a son, the Marqués commissioned a cava laced with dry humour and sharpness of wit. He was slightly concerned about the hint of nuts, but then it was compelling. Nobody wants to be boring, after all.

  25. MM Cava Rosé Reserva de la Famlia 2013

    MM Reserva Vintage Brut Rosé Cava 2013

    £12.50

    £12.50

    The Marqués was more than aware any child he sired would have to live up to his name. He also understood that was quite a burden. If there was something he could do to determine the character of a yet-to-be child, then he should do it.

    The advice was to drink a wine with the character he'd want in his child, before retiring to bed each night. In the event he was blessed with a daughter, the Marqués commissioned a rose cava. Delicate and light, but shot through with a persistent energy and fizz. A better balance he couldn't imagine.

  26. Win a Champagne Dinner for 2 when buying Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial NV

    Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV Champagne

    Now £34.00

    Was £39.00

    £34.00

    Order online before 31st July 2018 to be in for a chance of winning a Champagne dinner for two at a top London restaurant.T&C's apply

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

    Moët & Chandon: probably the most famous and instantly recognisable name in the wine world. Freddie Mercury told us that the Killer Queen was “well versed in etiquette” and “extraordinarily nice” and she kept her Moët & Chandon in a pretty cabinet.

    With its deep peach, apple, brioche, toasted nut and vanilla flavours, we prefer to keep ours in the fridge at all times so that we can open some at the drop a hat for even the tiniest of celebrations. Where do you keep yours?

  27. Win a dinner for 2 when you buy Moet and Chandon Brut NV Half Bottle

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

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Order online before 31st July 2018 to be in for a chance of winning a Champagne dinner for two at a top London restaurant.T&C's apply

    ***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.

  28. Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne Competition

    Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne

    Now £45.00

    Was £55.00

    £45.00

    Order online before 31st July 2018 to be in for a chance of winning a Champagne dinner for two at a top London restaurant.T&C's apply

    A fine young gent who goes by the name Vanilla Ice asked us to ‘check out the hook while his DJ resolved it… Ice ice baby.’ Unfortunately, having never attended the Gelato Grammar School for the consummately Hip Hop, we have no idea what this means. He maybe repeating his own last name, perhaps he is trying to court the White Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia, but we like to think he was pre-empting the arrival of a new Champagne drinking experience.

    Moët Ice Impérial is the first and only Champagne especially created to be enjoyed over ice. It is fun, fresh and fruity; ideal to serve in the sun over ice with or without garnish, while remaining true to the Moët & Chandon style. This Vanilla chap has excellent taste in summer beverages!

  29. Paternina Rioja Banda Gris Tempranillo 2015 Spanish Red Wine

    Paternina Rioja Banda Gris Tempranillo 2015

    £8.75

    £8.75

    The Marquis' daughter was blessed with extraordinary imagination and spent her days in a make-believe world. But when the lights went out, her mind worked against her. Nothing could make her sleep. She grew more and more tired and grumpy.

    Nothing her parents tried could help the little girl; until they turned to a storyteller. A man with a voice as gentle as the patter of rain on terracotta tile. His spell was instant. The soft, ripe notes of his voice, smooth as vanilla, lulled their daughter to sleep in no time. This wine is made in gratitude to him, Paternina as his nickname was; and it's every bit as eloquent.

  30. Paternina Gran Reserva Paternina Tempranillo Red Wine 2008

    Paternina Rioja Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2008

    £15.00

    £15.00

    These wines are named for Don José Fernando de Abascal y Sousa, 1st Marqués de la Concordia, the 25th Viceroy of Peru... Perhaps in the name of brevity we should refer to him as Jo from this point forward. Jo spent 10 years running Peru but it wasn't all llama sanctuaries and selfies up Machu Picchu, o no. During his time, he was captured by the British after his release there were 2 earthquakes, a tsunami, a hurricane, the great fire of Guayaquil which destroyed half of Lima and a small pox epidemic. Jo probably wished he stayed in Madrid. This didn't seem to deter him though; he still managed to build medical facilities, promote educational reforms, reorganize the army and promote harmony between Latin-American and Spanish citizens. Very much like this wine actually; from the arid Spanish temperatures and unruly bush vines a wine with elegance and balance emerges.

    Won 91 points in Decanter Mature Rioja Panel Tasting.

  31. 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.

  32. Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    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 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. 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.

  34. Premium Prosecco Mixed Case of 6 Italian Sparkling Wines

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    Premium Prosecco - Mixed Case of 6 Sparkling Wines

    As low as: £86.00

    When you're celebrating, it's always worth doing it in style. But that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank every time you want to pop a cork…Prosecco has fast become Britain's go-to sparkling wine for celebrations, and it's not surprising when you can get a high-quality fizz for less than twenty quid.

    This case of our most popular and premium prosecco’s offers three different charming, fine and delicate sparkling wines with light and fresh fruit flavours running through the bubbles. And to make them even more tantalising, we’re giving you free delivery so you can party and celebrate all summer long for even less. Cheers!

  35. Prosecco Ca' Rosa Gift Set

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    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!

  36. 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.

  37. Prosecco Party - Mixed Case of 6 Sparkling Wines

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    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!

  38. 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!)

  39. 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 'Doge', or Duke, of Venice way back in 1769 and started a rather big, and rather tasty ball rolling.

    His great, great, (great?) grandson, Gianfranco, is the one keeping the ball rolling today and boy does he know how to handle this ball.

    Alright we'll drop the ball metaphor... this Prosecco has a charmingly fine, delicate mousse, with pure, subtle and fresh flavours of acacia, green apple and jasmine.

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

    Quinta do Soalheiro Espumante 2016

    £24.00

    £24.00

    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...

  41. 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!

  42. Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    £31.00

    £31.00

    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. And this half sized bottle is even more squat that the original! The Ruinart Rosé is a real accomplishment: smooth as silk and crisp as morning dew, with red berries, fresh flowers and gentle spices.

  43. 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.

  44. Taittinger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    Now £40.00

    Was £50.00

    £40.00

    The Taittinger house style is crisp and elegant, with a creamy richness that's emphasised in the 2009 vintage with its 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and selective ageing. The 2009 is just coming into its own now - still young and fresh, with clean, bright fruit flavours balanced by the nutty, toasty notes coming through - and will continue to develop and mature for a good decade, and more.

  45. Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    Now £30.00

    Was £39.00

    £30.00

    Classic Champagne. And a no-risk, fail-safe guarantee of good order. Taittinger is one of the thoroughbreds and might as well carry the torch for the impeccably high standards of the region's winemaking.

    This is a celebratory Champagne par-excellence, it would equally make the most acceptable of offerings to mark just about any occasion. This, as you'd expect is dry, elegant, fresh with an insistently lively effervescence.

  46. Taittinger Rosé Non Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £39.00

    Was £49.00

    £39.00

    Taittinger's Rosé is a deep, ruby tinted pink. It's almost exactly the colour of quince jelly - and in the same way the quince jelly perfectly balances sweet, sharp and savoury, this Champagne, with its fine bubbles and persistent mousse, its aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant, is a perfect blend of mature gravity and youthful joie de vivre. It's a pink fizz for grown ups who've not forgotten how to play.

  47. The Taittinger Masterclass Gift Set

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    The Taittinger Masterclass - Gift Set

    As low as: £72.60

    Between you and us, this is our favourite gift. Partly because Taittinger, and especially vintage Taittinger, is unutterably wonderful. And partly because of the implicit suggestion of two celebrations - a fabulous one, and an utterly fabulous one. Maybe one now (say... wedding), and one in the future (say... wedding anniversary). Or maybe one now. And one tomorrow.

  48. Torre Oria Rosado Cava Sparkling Wine

    Torre Oria Brut Rosado Cava NV

    £10.50

    £10.50

    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.

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