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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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  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    Now £29.00

    Was £44.00

    £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.
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    £45.00

    £45.00

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

    Now £30.00

    Was £39.00

    £30.00

    Taittinger is one of the thoroughbreds of the Champagne world...
  • Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV

    Now £39.00

    Was £44.00

    £39.00

    Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut has notes of cherry plum, lemon and bergamot orange, making way for hints of lime and honeysuckle.

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  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Now £21.00

    Was £29.00

    £21.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, w...
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    Now £29.00

    Was £44.00

    £29.00

    Buy any Laurent-Perrier Champagne before 13th December 2018 to be in for the chance of winning an Exclusive...
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    £45.00

    £45.00

    In the same way that, in the natural world, many animals are drawn to the mate with the most colourful foliage/colour...
  • 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 probabl...
  • 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 ...
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV with Competition Badge

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV Champagne

    Now £49.00

    Was £62.00

    £49.00

    Buy any Laurent-Perrier Champagne before 13th December 2018 to be in for the chance of winning an Exclusive...
  • Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial NV

    Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV Champagne

    £40.00

    £40.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Moët & Chandon: probably the most famous and i...
  • Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class...
  • Ruinart Rosé NV

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne

    £62.00

    £62.00

    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...
  • Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

    Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne

    £64.00

    £64.00

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

    Taittinger Rosé NV Champagne

    £49.00

    £49.00

    Taittinger's Rosé is a deep, ruby tinted pink. It's almost exactly the colour of quince jelly - and in the same...
  • Anna De Codorniu Brut Nature NV Cava Vegetarian Sparkling White Wine

    Anna De Codorniu Brut Nature NV Cava

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Codorniu has an impressive 500 year history and is still, amazingly, a family-run enterprise. The Codorníus we...
  • Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV Champagne

    Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    £30.00

    £30.00

    Like Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin and Duke Ellington, Champagne Ayala isn't such a household name these days but, dust o...
  • Dom Perignon 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £140.00

    £140.00

    Since 1921, Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term ‘vintage champagne’, not least because ...
  • 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 ...
  • Polloni Spumante Prosecco Wine

    Polloni Spumante

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Whilst James Bond drinks Dom Perignon 1946, Inspector Clouseau probably drinks Polloni Spumante. If we compare James ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles 2016

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles 2016

    Now £13.50

    Was £15.00

    £13.50

    Only rare souls reach such states of grace they are canonized as saints, displaying sacrifice and patience inconceiva...
  • 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, w...
  • Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    £32.00

    £32.00

    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...
  • Henri Harlin NV Champagne

    Henri Harlin NV Champagne

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Meunier has a growing reputation among the Champagneophiles of the world. For some time, it was considered the least ...
  • Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve NV

    Charles Heidsieck Rosé Reserve NV

    £55.00

    £55.00

    A subtle splash of red, in an otherwise black and white world can be powerfully poignant. Like the heart balloon that...
  • Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne

    Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne NV

    £43.00

    £43.00

    Charles Heidsieck is one of the greatest frontiersmen in human history, like Jon Luc Picard or that chap in the Reven...
  • Gysler Riesling Brut 2015

    Gysler Riesling Brut 2015

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Like so many notable Germans before him; Kant, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and David Hasselhoff, Alexander Gysler is a bit o...
  • Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV

    Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV

    Now £39.00

    Was £44.00

    £39.00

    Some of the greatest unions begin with a marriage, Marie and Pierre Curie’s relationship led to some of the most signi...
  • Pommery Brut Rose NV Champagne

    Pommery Brut Rose NV Champagne

    Now £39.00

    Was £49.00

    £39.00

    For all its numerous virtues, Champagne’s reputation isn’t particularly counter-cultural. We can’t imagine many di...
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Gift Set

    Veuve Clicquot - Gift Set

    As low as: £47.00

    It's no coincidence that in the same way that Veuve Cliquot's label sets it apart from all other Champagne, this very...
  • Prosecco Ca' Rosa Gift Set

    Prosecco - Gift Set

    As low as: £13.50

    Totally impossible to go wrong here. Prosecco is the nation's darling sparkler and this is our most loved Prosecco. E...
  • Dom Perignon - Gift Set

    Dom Pérignon - Gift Set

    As low as: £140.00

    Since 1921 Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term 'vintage champagne', not least because Dom Pérign...
  • 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...
  • Prosecco Ca'Rosa Sparkling Wine

    Prosecco Ca'Rosa

    £11.50

    £11.50

    A fabulously fun and fruity off-dry number, this classic Italian fizz has become adored by Latin lovers for its soft ...
  • Cristal 2007 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £165.00

    £165.00

    The curiosity and intrigue that this label has attracted over the last decade or so, still makes Cristal the ultimate...
  • Bollinger La Grande Annee 2007 Vintage Champagne

    Bollinger La Grande Annee Champagne 2007

    £90.00

    £90.00

    *Throws down red carpet, puts a cigar in your mouth and takes you by the arm* Why hello! You look like you want to ma...
  • 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. ...
  • From Italy With Love - Triple Bottle Gift Set
    Italy practically invented love, so if you're floundering around, looking for inspiration, then look no further. The ...
  • Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2004
    'My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best!' is one of the many erudite witticisms for Sir Winston Ch...
  • 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...

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