Own label champagne

by | June 17, 2015

Many customers like to have bottles of champagne with a label design specific to their company or brand. We can supply bottles of champagne with a full colour label to your design.

Champagne Gifts

by | November 12, 2014

Champagne is a very poplular and acceptable gift in the UK and traditionally a drink to celebrate special events such as weddings and anniversaries. The UK is the largest export market for champagne and a high proportion of bottles are given as gifts, which is why the champagne houses spend so much money and effort on their gift packaging. Although we give champagne gifts throughout the year, Christmas is the time when we give the most.

Champagne for Weddings

by | September 29, 2014

Most commercial wedding venues such as hotels will be very happy to supply you with champagne - you can normally supply your own but the corkage charges don't usually make this advantageous. If you are having your reception at a private house your option is to buy from a wine merchant or the supermarkets, but even with the best deals, serving champagne to many guests can be expensive. Here is an idea to cut down on the cost and have an enjoyable mini break. 

Why champagne costs so much?

by | August 14, 2014

Champagne is a reasonably expensive wine and today you will struggle to buy any bottle of champagne from a shop in the UK for less than £15 for a bottle (75cl). For the well known brands you will be paying about £30. Of course there are sometimes offers and discounts for six or a dozen but even then champagne is more expensive generally than still wine and other sparkling wines. So why is this and are you getting value for money?

Finding that champagne again

by | September 20, 2013

Most people know the big brands of champagne from the supermarket shelves. Names such as Bollinger, Lanson, Laurent-Perrier, Moet & Chandon, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot and others are quite familiar. These are the power houses in champagne with the biggest production levels and ownership by big corporations; they account for about 66% of production. However out of the 35,000 hectares that produce the grapes for champagne a very small percentage is owned by these houses.

How long will champagne keep?

by | September 20, 2013

We get this question fairly often and it is usually because a special bottle has been kept or found and the owner is wondering whether it will still be ok to drink. Very often the bottle is on its own and has been stored in a cupboard or on the mantelpiece. Usually my advice is to drink it but don't expect anything great, be prepared for disappointment and you just may get a pleasant surprise. It is very difficult to sell a bottle like this because collectors normally prefer full cases and want to know that the bottles have been stored well for their lifetime.