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“To be made into sparkling wine, is to win first prize in the lottery of grapehood.” – Sir Isaac Newton. Alright you got us, Newton didn’t say that, he was much more concerned about apples than grapes. Bet if we’d said it was Oscar Wilde you would’ve bought it though, that’s just the sort of thing he’d come up with.

Many people don’t think too much about the grapes that go into sparkling wines. It’s just Champagne or Prosecco or Cava, they rock and that’s about all we care to bother ourselves with. Don’t write off a bit of esoteric knowledge, you never know what pub quiz you might find yourself in, being questioned about the grapes grown in Champagne...

Traditional Champagne is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, although you can get single varietals of all these. Blanc de Blanc will typically be 100% Chardonnay. Blanc de Noir will be a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, similar story with rosé Champagne. Whereas if you’re dealing with the Glera grape, you’ve probably got yourself a Prosecco. Cava is typically made with a blend of Macabeo and Parellada, the more you know, right? Because knowledge is power!

  • 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.
  • Prosecco Ca'Rosa

    £11.50

    £11.50

    A fabulously fun and fruity off-dry number, this classic Italian fizz makes for a gorgeous celebratory tipple.
  • Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2008 Vintage Champagne

    £55.00

    £55.00

    With lemon freshness, beautiful levity and notes of springtime blossom, Champagne Ayala’s 2007 Blanc de Blancs is sheer, bottled joy.
  • Drappier Cuvée Saint-Georges NV Champagne

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Exclusive to Oddbins, Drappier's Cuvée Saint-Georges is a sensationally rich and elegant champagne with complex flavours.
  • MM Gran Reserva Vintage Brut Nature Cava 2013

    £15.00

    £15.00

    An intense and fresh Cava with flavours of dried nuts, toasted bread and citrus.

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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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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

    Now £42.00

    Was £50.00

    £42.00

    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

    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...
  • Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Now £110.00

    Was £125.00

    £110.00

    An unassuming bloke, a friend of this scribe, let's call him Kenny, was one day thinking about opening his "nice" bot...
  • 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...
  • Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne Magnum

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne - Magnum

    £92.00

    £92.00

    In the same way that, in the natural world, many animals are drawn to the mate with the most colourful foliage/colour...

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