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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

    Now £34.00

    Was £44.00

    £34.00

    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

    Now £25.00

    Was £35.00

    £25.00

    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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  • Ayala Rose Majeur NV Champagne

    Ayala Rose Majeur NV

    £37.00

    £37.00

    Pop down your local speak easy, grab your Charleston shoes and prepare yourself for some in-depth discussions about t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, we t...
  • 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...
  • Canard Duchene Parcelle 181

    Canard-Duchêne Parcelle 181 Extra Brut NV Champagne

    Now £25.00

    Was £35.00

    £25.00

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cremant Extra-Brut De Limoux Delafont Millesime 2013

    Crémant Extra-Brut De Limoux Delafont 2013

    Now £19.00

    Was £23.00

    £19.00

    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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Drappier Grande Sendree 2008 Vintage Champagne

    Drappier Grande Sendrée 2008 Champagne

    £56.00

    £56.00

    There may have been a bit of a blunder with the spelling of the land the Drappier Grande Sendrée is named after,...
  • Filipa Pato '3B' Blanc de Blancs' 2013 Sparkling Wine

    Filipa Pato '3B' Blanc de Blancs' 2013

    £16.00

    £16.00

    We feel a strong kinship with Filipa Pato. We imagine ourselves as having a kind of Bonnie and Clyde-type relationshi...
  • 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. ...
  • Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2014 Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2014

    £35.00

    £35.00

    The vines responsible for this distinguished, heavenly sparkling wine hail from across the water in Champagne but, bo...
  • 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...
  • H.Blin Brut

    H. Blin Brut NV Champagne

    £28.00

    £28.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** This Champagne could not be more popular if it was a ge...
  • 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 Gift - MAGNUM gift set
    A casual glance down the list of the prominent names of Champagne will before long reveal Laurent-Perrier as one of t...
  • Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    Now £69.00

    Was £84.00

    £69.00

    Buy any Laurent-Perrier Champagne before 30th October for the chance to win a Luxury Race Day for 16 people at New...
  • 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 30th October for the chance to win a Luxury Race Day for 16 people at New...
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with 2 Flutes

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with 2 Flutes

    £72.00

    £72.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** A 75cl bottle of Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rosé Champagne, ac...
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    Now £34.00

    Was £44.00

    £34.00

    Buy any Laurent-Perrier Champagne before 30th October for the chance to win a Luxury Race Day for 16 people at New...
  • Lyme Bay Sparkling Brut Rosé 2014 English Sparkling Wine

    Lyme Bay Sparkling Brut Rosé 2014

    £27.00

    £27.00

    Given finding them usually involves whacking a rock with a hammer, it's a miracle any fossils remain intact. Especial...
  • 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...
  • Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne - 37.5CL
    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** The ultimate groupies' Champagne, one can imagine this ...
  • Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne

    Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne

    £55.00

    £55.00

    A fine young gent who goes by the name Vanilla Ice asked us to 'check out the hook while his DJ resolved it... Ice ic...
  • Paternina Banda La Roja Rioja 2015 Red Wine

    Paternina Banda La Roja Rioja 2015

    £10.00

    £10.00

    In 1956 Paternina hosted a very distinguished figure; Ernest Hemingway. We could sing the virtues of Ernest Hemmingwa...
  • Paternina Rioja Banda Gris Tempranillo 2015 Spanish Red Wine

    Paternina Rioja Banda Gris Tempranillo 2015

    £9.00

    £9.00

    The Marquis' daughter was blessed with extraordinary imagination and spent her days in a make-believe world. But when...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Prosecco Mixed Case of 6 Italian Sparkling Wines
    When you're celebrating, it's always worth doing it in style. But that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank ever...
  • Prosecco Ca' Rosa Gift Set

    Prosecco - Gift Set

    As low as: £13.00

    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

    £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 ...
  • Prosecco Ca'Rosa - Magnum

    Prosecco Ca'Rosa - Magnum

    Now £21.00

    Was £24.00

    £21.00

    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 ...
  • Prosecco Treviso Follador Extra Dry

    Prosecco Treviso Follador Extra Dry

    Now £12.50

    Was £15.00

    £12.50

    Old as the hills, the Follador winery. Giovanni Follador first blushingly received the Wine Quality Award from the 'D...

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