Champagne has been trending as number one in the UK for many years. In 2017, there were a colossal 27.8 million bottles sold in the country. Champagne can be very versatile, from hosting the perfect dinner party to serving pre-dinner drinks, it is definitely a safe bet.
This sparkling wine should ideally be served chilled in a nice and elegant flute. The tulip-shaped flutes make them keep the champagne crisp and rich for maximum enjoyment. It is also very well paired with a variety of foods, including saucy meals, roasted chicken and many different types of cheeses. Chocolates and fruity desserts.
So if you’re hosting a soiree, make sure you have the best of this bubbly available! We give you our favourite (and best) picks for hosting your party with champagne.
Moet & Chandon Brut NV Champagne
A very popular world-leading non-vintage champagne, it is made with three main varieties of grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. It is blended to be soft and balances like a house style Moet. This champagne has hints of apple and bread with a zingy twist of lemony citrus.
With a radiant aroma, it reveals bright flesh fruit and floral nuances. The palate is rich and smooth and has a smooth finish.
A classic in your champagne closet!
Armand De Brignac Ace Of Spades Rose Champagne
This lovely rose champagne receives its hues from the inclusion of 15% red wine, harvested from Pinot Noir vineyards that produce fruits rich in flavour and intensity. This champagne comprised 40% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. Hints of strawberry, cherry and currants abound the nose, with floral and almond hints as well. This bubbly brings the elegance and lightness in abundance!
Ruinart Champagne Rose
This brilliant yellow-orange rose petal colour has a profuse, fine and sustained mousse. The aroma has hints of currant and red berries. It has a flavorful, vigorous yet well-balanced palate. This sparkling wine is fresh, fine and fruity with integrated tanning and a spicy lengthy and smooth finish. The Ruinart is harvested from a blend of 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir from the best of recent vintages. The fruit used to make all this comes from crus vineyards. The blend is harmonious, bright and has a slight acidity with hints of peach, ginger, and raspberry.
Put this on your bucket list, if you haven’t yet!
Taittinger Brut Reserve Rosé Magnum Champagne
From Champagne’s oldest cellar comes this champagne that has acacia and peach notes abound on the nose. Refreshing with citrus and honeyed palate, it has an elegant and beautiful finish. This champagne is one of the last classic Champagne houses to be independent and is fully owned by the family written on the label The palate is smooth and full-bodied. The flavours remind you of crisp, juicy fruits and have that edge that only a rose blend can have!
Armand De Brignac Blanc Ace of Spades Gold – Magnum Champagne
This marvellous champagne is both fresh and lively. This pale lemony sparkling wine has smooth pear and floral notes. It is complex with honey, spice and mineral smokiness.
It’s complex and full-bodied palate give it a sumptuous and fruity personality which perfectly integrates with subtle brioche accents. The texture is creamy and has great depth along with a silky smooth finish. A great example of prestige champagne.