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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

RubyFlint Thu 17-Jul-14 00:18:33

I second Prosecco. It's usually light and verrry drinkable.

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 16-Jul-14 12:12:22

Veuve too.

Siarie Wed 16-Jul-14 12:11:05

Ah I see you have said £40, so then I would go for the Bollinger, Taittinger although you wouldn't be able to get a couple of bottles of those. Perhaps instead going for a finest range of a supermarket brand?

Siarie Wed 16-Jul-14 12:09:45

You haven't specified a budget so I'm going to assume there isn't one. The very best champagne as far as I'm concerned is Armand De Brignac. There are three different variations, Brut Gold, Rosé and Blanc de Blancs which are all very good. Highest end of the budget though at about £400-500 per a bottle but it's exceptionally good.

Next I would say Dom Perignon 2004 vintage is popular at the moment, you can get this for about £100 - £150 a bottle.

Under £100 I would look at Bollinger, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot and Laurent-Perrier.

Hope that helps

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Mon 10-Feb-14 20:04:22

Tesco vintage

AlpacaLypse Mon 10-Feb-14 19:57:46

We celebrated my mum's 80th yesterday with a bottle of Chapel Down English. It was luscious.

Did you know Methode Champanois was actually invented in England? Thieving French gits... smile

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

I prefer sparkly wine. My fave is lindaur.

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

Enjoy your celebration grin

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.

worldgonecrazy Sat 26-Oct-13 21:51:31

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.

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

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

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!

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

Veuve here too. Laurient Perrier is also nice.

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

I fourth Veuve Cliquot!

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

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 rosé cava is great.

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

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

Lanson rose

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!!!!

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.

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.

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

Veuve. Not venue!!!

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

Venue Cliquot.

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

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

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

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

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.

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