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.

Fine 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:

Krug Grand Cuvee Brut Vintage 2000 Champagne

 

1. The specialist of special occasions: 

KRUG GRAND CUVÉE BRUT VINTAGE 2000 CHAMPAGNE

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. 

 

 MOËT & CHANDON NECTAR IMPERIAL MAGNUM CHAMPAGNE

 2. Celebrating with a crowd:  

MOËT & CHANDON NECTAR IMPERIAL MAGNUM CHAMPAGNE

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.

LAURENT PERRIER CUVÉE ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE 

 

3. For a splash of romance:

LAURENT PERRIER CUVÉE ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE

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.

 

VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL NV CHAMPAGNE

 

4. The Champagne Classic:

VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL NV CHAMPAGNE

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.

LANSON BLACK LABEL NV BRUT CHAMPAGNE

 

 

5. The party starter:

LANSON BLACK LABEL NV BRUT CHAMPAGNE

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.

Available online at Drinks21.

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