Mumm de Cramant is a blanc de blancs (100% Chardonnay) champagne from a single vineyard which Mumm acquired in 1882. Mumm see this as historically important expression and the bottle is very much in the old-style with a folded corner label to reflect this. Delicious with seafood, or indeed fish and chips.
A specially formulated version of Moët's famed Imperial champagne that is great when served over ice. It's well balanced and fully flavoured like the regular Imperial but will retain its intensity and reveal rich fruit even when served with an ice cube. An interesting development in the world of summery fizz.
A magnum of Blancs de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) from the oldest champagne house, Ruinart. The flagship wine of the house, this is how champagne should be in our minds. Complex flavours but with an underlying elegance and just the right amount of brioche notes. Absolutely superb.
A magnum bottle of the specially formulated version of Moët's famed Imperial champagne that is great when served over ice. It's well balanced and fully flavoured like the regular Imperial but will retain its intensity and reveal rich fruit even when served with an ice cube. An interesting development in the world of summery fizz.
A three-litre Jeroboam of Bollinger's Special Cuvée. Delicious toasty little number from a top producer. Bollinger is an iconic champagne house, and one of the small number of champagnes that really lives up to the hype.
An old bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne which appears to have been bottled around the 1980s. Krug helps to dispel the myth that Champagne is made to be drunk upon release and bottles with ten years or even more bottle ageing are truly magical.
A 3 litre Jereboam of Moët's soft and easy drinking Brut Imperial champagne. This is a blend of more than 100 different wines with around a third each Chardonnay and Pinots Noir and Meunier before being bottled with a dosage of 9 grams per litre of sugar.
Armand de Brignac's excellent blanc de blancs, a champagne made only with white grapes, packaged in their regular metallicised bottle but with a silver theme, including the polished pewter Ace of Spades 'label'.
A special limited edition of Armand de Brignac’s Brut Gold. The wine is the same high quality, full-bodied and fruity cult champagne made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, but the bottle is metallic green. This limited edition commemorates the Golf Masters Tournament, the winner of which receives the first bottle each year.
A whopping 3L bottle of the vibrantly fruity Moët & Chandon Rosé NV champagne. The cépage is approximately 45% Pinot Noir (of which 10% still red wine), 40% Pinot Meunier (of which 10% still red wine) and 15 % Chardonnay and is bottled with a dosage of 9 grams per litre of sugar.
An enormous 6 litre Methuselah of lovely toasty, citrussy Veuve Clicquot non-vintage fizz. The blend varies from batch to batch, but is approximately 50% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay.
A magnum of Armand de Brignac's non-vintage champagne, full bodied and fruity, and with a raft of high-profile fans. Not only is the champagne of high quality but the bottle has gold coloured metallic coating and a polished pewter Ace of Spades instead of a label.