Opening a bottle of bubbly is about making a statement. Whether you’re launching a ship, saying ‘I do’, getting the keys to a new home, landing that new job or seeing in the New Year. It just has to be Champagne.
“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde
Champagne is the drink of toasts, special moments and achievements. From the ritual involved in opening the bottle, to the popping of the cork and the delicate glasses – every step is an indication that something good is happening, a way of marking that occasion.
A bottle of Champagne carries with it an air of expectation. But which do you choose? We’ve created the perfect selection of champagnes for all occasions, here’s our top 5:
1. The specialist of special occasions:
For marking that standout moment this could be the bottle for you. The Grand Cuvée 2000 is one of the most intense, dramatic and romantic Krug vintages ever made.
2. Celebrating with a crowd:
A magnum from the world's leading champagne brand is a sure fire way to start a celebration. Gather your friends, pop the cork and let the celebrations commence with this intense and rich bottle of bubbly.
3. For a splash of romance:
Nothing says romance like a glass of pink champagne. Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé is lauded for its fresh raspberry, red current flavours and dusty pink hue.
4. The Champagne Classic:
This is an iconic champagne and its trademark yellow colour was registered in 1877 as the first Pantone to be defined. It is immediately identifiable and carries with it the unmistakable air of sophistication and celebration.
5. The party starter:
This is by far the company’s bestselling cuvée and one that works for any occasion, thanks to its clean, refreshing mouthfeel and potential for ageing. This is ideal for serving at parties or for sharing on a Friday night when you just want to celebrate the fact that it’s the weekend.
While Champagne is for those key moments in life there is also a very strong argument for not waiting for a special occasion, in fact many say that if you do ‘pop’ open a bottle the celebration will come to you! Enjoy.
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