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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 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

    £44.00

    £44.00

    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.
  • Canard-Duchêne Parcelle 181 Extra Brut NV Champagne

    £35.00

    £35.00

    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.

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  • Bollinger Special Cuvee NV Champagne

    Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Champagne

    £47.00

    £47.00

    "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 o...
  • Bolney Estate Bolney Bubbly NV Sparkling Wine

    Bolney Estate Bubbly NV

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Bolney Wine Estate could quite easily have been the location of a Beatrix Potter novel, so biologically diverse and r...
  • Bolney Estate Kew Sparkling Wine NV

    Bolney Estate Kew Sparkling Wine

    £31.00

    £31.00

    Kew Gardens is an astonishing place; in the midst of the dissipating smog and fleets of Chelsea tractors there is a m...
  • Bougrier Sparkling Vouvray NV

    Bougrier Sparkling Vouvray NV

    £13.75

    £13.75

    It's a terrible shame, when someone is underrated because of the flair of a peer. Often it is totally unjustified, li...
  • Brittania Rules The Wines - Gift Set
    Not many would initially include wine on the list of things that the British do well. Some might even go as far to jo...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    £29.00

    £29.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, w...
  • 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 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...
  • Charles Heidsieck Blanc De Blancs Champagne NV

    Charles Heidsieck Blanc De Blancs Champagne NV

    £65.00

    £65.00

    Some of us are destined to lead, whereas some of us are ordained to follow. There's nothing inherently wrong with fol...
  • 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...
  • Crémant de Bourgogne 'Blanc de Blancs' Cave de Lugny NV
    If you're one of those for whom the presentation value and the a-la-Francaise element of a Champagne are essential bu...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gusbourne Rosé Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé 2014

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Appledore sounds like a realm from Lord of the Rings, populated by wizards, hobbits and dragons. But it's not; it's t...
  • 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...
  • Henri Harlin NV Champagne

    Henri Harlin NV Champagne

    Now £19.00

    Was £24.00

    £19.00

    Meunier has a growing reputation among the Champagneophiles of the world. For some time, it was considered the least ...
  • 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 ever...
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV with Competition Badge

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV Champagne

    £62.00

    £62.00

    Buy any Laurent-Perrier Champagne before 27th November 2018 to be in for the chance of winning an Exclusive La...
  • Cremant De Bordeaux Eschenauer White Wine

    Louis Eschenauer Crémant De Bordeaux NV

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Bordeaux is a powerhouse of the wine industry; it's probably the most well-known region in the world, with top wines ...
  • 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. ...
  • MM Cava Rosé Reserva de la Famlia 2014

    MM Reserva Vintage Brut Rosé Cava 2014

    £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 wa...
  • 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...
  • Pol Roger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    Pol Roger 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £76.00

    £76.00

    One of the hardest things about being brilliant is the pressure to follow on with something equally impressive. Look ...
  • 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 Champagne

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Now £35.00

    Was £45.00

    £35.00

    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

    £94.00

    £94.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 im...
  • Prosecco Ca' Rosa Gift Set

    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. E...
  • Prosecco Ca'Rosa Sparkling Wine

    Prosecco Ca'Rosa

    Now £10.50

    Was £11.50

    £10.50

    A fabulously fun and fruity off-dry number, this classic Italian fizz has become adored by Latin lovers for its soft ...
  • Prosecco Ca'Rosa - Magnum

    Prosecco Ca'Rosa - Magnum

    £24.00

    £24.00

    MAGNUM SIZE A fabulously fun and fruity off-dry number, this classic Italian fizz has become adored by Latin ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 it...
  • 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 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...
  • The Taittinger Masterclass Gift Set
    Between you and us, this is our favourite gift. Partly because Taittinger, and especially vintage Taittinger, is unut...
  • Valhondo Cava NV Sparkling Wine

    Valhondo Cava NV

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Since the Great British Bake Off’s rise to TV supremacy, like a quaint, mild-mannered Alexander the Great, the UK h...
  • Vintage Champagne Gift Set

    Vintage Champagne - Gift Set

    As low as: £52.00

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

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