best champagne?

(31 Posts)
scabbysnake Mon 13-May-13 19:46:23

i have a special ocassion coming up so am after some bubbles if anyone can recommend some good ones please? thanx

caroldecker Tue 14-May-13 00:48:53

how much you want to spend?

scabbysnake Tue 14-May-13 20:41:53

Up to £40 as I'd like to get a couple of bottles

SquigglePigs Sat 18-May-13 11:01:28

I've tended to find most champagne is expensive for how it is. I'd go with a good prosecco or cremant rather than champagne.

mikkii Sat 18-May-13 11:04:49

If you have some time, check out supermarket special offers. You can get some really good deals.

I could tell you what I like, but it really is a case of personal preference as there are differences. Do you know if you like a fresh young taste or a more robust vintage style?

DoNotDisturb Sat 18-May-13 11:06:21

Tattinger is my fav in that price bracket. Not too sweet like Moët etc..

Pink champagne is always lovely too for a special occasion.

scaevola Sat 18-May-13 11:09:09

I like Mumms Cordon Rouge. There's also a (cheaper) Napa Valley version if you want lots.

tb Thu 20-Jun-13 11:15:13

Christian Busin Grand Cru NV Tradition - about €14 a bottle.

LalaDipsey Sat 26-Oct-13 21:09:51

LPR <swoons in memory of the days drank it on work expenses.....>

Waswondering Sat 26-Oct-13 21:10:40

Venue Cliquot.

Waswondering Sat 26-Oct-13 21:11:02

Veuve. Not venue!!!

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Sat 26-Oct-13 21:13:39

I like Verve. However, the Tesco own brand £15 bottle came out top in a blind taste test of non-vintage champers a couple of years ago. And the judges were apparently all experts. I tried some and it is very good. But it depends if you don't mind a supermarket own brand for a special occasion.

DoItTooJulia Sat 26-Oct-13 21:14:54

I much prefer an English sparkling wine. Chapel Down, just under £20 a bottle. Really beautiful. That's what I drink now on a special occasion.

If it has to be champagne proper, I second Veuve Cliquot.

glendatheveryexcitedwitch Sat 26-Oct-13 21:17:51

I find most champagne too dry - we always buy m&s medium dry oudinot and find it luuuuuvly!!!!

hermioneweasley Sat 26-Oct-13 21:17:56

Lanson rose

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 26-Oct-13 21:22:16

yy - lots of english sparkling wine is better quality than cheap champagne. I really like nyetimber, which you can get for about £25 a bottle

if you're on a budget this vintage rosť cava is great.

for champange, i love laurent perrier rosé if someone else is paying

ajandjjmum Sat 26-Oct-13 21:30:05

Tattinger or Veuve.

I was lucky enough to buy Tattinger for £18 a bottle on a half price offer from Tesco for DS's 21st - would be worth looking. It did go very quickly though - on the website, as well as when it got here!! grin

Stropzilla Sat 26-Oct-13 21:33:30

I fourth Veuve Cliquot!

BellaVita Sat 26-Oct-13 21:45:56

Veuve here too. Laurient Perrier is also nice.

purplepingu Sat 26-Oct-13 21:49:29

Pol Roger champagne is lovely, although I've only ever bought it from a wine merchant, but I think Harvey Nichols sell it too. I buy it at £38 a bottle.

But, Aldi champagne at £12 a bottle is a close contender!

jkklpu Sat 26-Oct-13 21:51:23

If you're near a speciality wine shop, try Vilmart

English sparkling is superior to most of the French stuff. If you can find Camel Valley Rose, it's one of the best in the world. Balfour Brut is also another good one. English sparkling has been beating Champagne in the taste tests for a number of years. Whatever you''re drinking, I hope you have a lovely celebration.

Mominatrix Mon 10-Feb-14 19:48:57

Billecart salmon non vintage for a good, easy to find champagne.
Agree that that for that price, you can get top class English fizz which is better than most of the big name champagnes. - I love Ridgeview cuvée merret.

I'm a bit of a Bolly Babe - has a lovely toasty flavour

Enjoy your celebration grin

Ememem84 Mon 10-Feb-14 19:56:40

I prefer sparkly wine. My fave is lindaur.

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