Christmas Food & Drink Lifestyle

Best Champagnes

Champagne, the epitome of celebration and luxury, has long been the toast of choice for marking life’s most memorable moments. This illustrious sparkling wine, exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France, embodies a rich heritage of winemaking excellence and sophistication. From the sun-dappled vineyards to the meticulous méthode champenoise, Champagne is not just a drink but a symbol of refinement and joy, cherished by connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike. So, polish up your flutes, set the aromas and bubbles free and let the good times flow as we present to you our tried and tested selection of the best Champagnes to enjoy right now.

Moët & Chandon: Grand Vintage

Perhaps one of the world’s most loved Champagne houses, Moët & Chandon has been crafting high-quality Champagne since 1743. Described as ‘lively and dancing’ the Grand Vintage Extra Brut from 2012 vintage is perfect for a party. This refreshing Champagne offers notes of lemon curd, crisp pear and nutty nougat and tangerines. Presented in a stylish box, this makes a perfect gift or of course a beautiful addition to your own drinks collection.

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Laurent Perrier: Cuvee Rose

For those who like a little bit of colour in their lives then the Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé is the ideal choice. Its mellifluous salmon pink colour combined with fruity flavours and fresh aromas make this the perfect partner to a range of dishes from smokes salmon brunches to red fruit desserts. The distinct bottle and pink packaging make it an eye-catching addition to your festive fizz collection.

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Taittinger: Nocturne Sec City Lights

The twinkling addition to the Taittinger collection is the Taittinger Nocturne Sec which has a hint more sweetness than the classic Brut Réserve. It is rich and full-bodied, displaying notes of ripe peach, dried apricot, golden raisins, white blossom and syrup and makes the perfect companion to enjoy with gingerbread or mice pies throughout the festive season. This ‘Sec’ is placed between Taittinger’s Brut Réserve and a demi-sec style, making it a wonderful choice for those who find classic Champagne a little too dry. The dazzling bottle and gift box make it an eye-catching present for those who come alive after dark.

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Veuve Clicquot : Rose Non Vintage Message Gift Box

Another Rosé Champagne (NV) for those who have a penchant for pink and enjoy a fine and elegant balance between freshness and complexity – the signature style Veuve Clicquot is renowned for. On the nose raspberry, cherry blossom and dried cranberry, evolving into vanilla cream, frangipane and apricot jam on brioche are detected. This drink is well-structured that it can be enjoyed on its own or served for an indulgent breakfast. The limited-edition gift box which includes a magnetic board for you to add your own personalised message is perfect way to send any sentiment in the most sophisticated style.

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Egly-Ouriet – Brut Tradition Grand Cru

Fourth generation producer, Egly-Ouriet is a pioneer of the Champagne movement which follows organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention principles to produce a Champagne with a rich and exotic intensity. The Brut Tradition Grand Cru is creamy and presents layers of freshly cut flowers, orchard fruits, strawberry jam, crème caramel, coconut and pastry. With a cult following comprising of many industry connoisseurs this drink has been described as spectacular! A great drink to have on hand when a sparkling wine lover pays an unexpected visit.

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