About the country Champagne

“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde, "Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
Champagne, synonymous with luxury, royalty and celebration, is the world's premier region and appellation for sparkling wine. Despite the colloquial use of the term to mean any sparkling wine, 'Champagne' is a protected term referring only to a wine which is made in the Champagne region, using the méthode champenoise, and with grapes grown in the region, the three most important of which are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
Champagne has been a wine producing region dating back to the Middle Ages, yet the bubbles which Champagne is so famous for today only appeared in the wines over the last few centuries. Prior to this time, Champagne was a still wine. Dom Perignon, the Benedictine monk from the Abbey of Hautvillers, famously quoted as saying "come quickly, I am tasting the stars", is often credited with the 'discovery' of champagne's bubbles. Unfortunately, the story is a myth. Not that the French would be willing to readily admit it, but Champagne actually has the British, one of their biggest markets, to thank for the bubbles. A few 'happy' accidents, including extra heat from the wine's sea journey from France to England, and the British adding sugar into the wines from the stores of their Carribean colonies, led to the secondary fermentation in bottle, and the wine's first bubbles in the 17th century. Champagne then fully embraced the sparkling rendition of its wine in the 19th century.


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Delord 1966 Armagnac Brandy 165.00

Notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper, only recently bottl

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Delord 1968 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 135.00

The nose reveals coffee, preserved lemon, vanilla and pine. The aromatic range i

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Ruinart Brut Champagne Magnum 115.00

Notes of white fruit, pear, apple, apricot as well as hazelnuts and fresh almond

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Cognac de Pradiere Reserve Oubliee XO 89.50

This XO from the Petit Champagne region shows aromas of vanilla and fruit notes

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Blantons Original Single Barrel Bourbon 87.50

Full and soft, marked by a mix of burnt sugar, caramel, orange and cloves taste

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Daniel Bouju XO Grande Champagne Cognac 85.00

The aroma is full and rich with the scent of spice and a touch of vanilla, and b

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Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Whisky 74.50

Nose is tropical fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple, and banana, the palate ha

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Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumees Domaine Jouard 2017 72.50

Pale gold colour. Very fresh floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas an

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Dalmore 2009 Sherry Finish Scotch Whisky 71.50

First refined in ex-American white oak bourbon casks is what gives this whisky i

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Chateau Haut Terrier Cotes de Blaye Double Magnum 2015 70.00

Intense and deep in colour. Fruity bouquet that combines the aromas of cassis, b

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Chateau Durfort-Vivens Margaux 2015 68.50

Chateau Durfort-Vivens, remarkable for intense, seductive expression of aromas.

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Pannier Brut Champagne Magnum 67.50

The nose has notes of brioche and fine pastry, where ripe yellow and white fruit

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Kavalan King Car Conductor Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky 67.50

This Taiwanese single malt whisky is named from the Kavalan distillery. Created

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Delord 25 Year Old Bas Armagnac Brandy 65.00

The nose is caramel, sherry, hints of cheese. The palate is dark chocolate, raw

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Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Puligny-Montrachet 2018 64.50

Gold-coloured wine with bright green reflection. The nose exhibits aromas of whi

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Thibault Villejames Brut Champagne Magnum 60.00

The nose is fine and expressive. Ripe fruit is underlined by honeyed notes. The

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Gosset Grand Rose Brut Champange 57.50

Cherry ruby colour. The nose expresses fresh form as in that of jam or cooked fr

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Ilegal Joven Mezcal 57.50

It has deep agave aromas, and hints of green apple, citrus and white pepper. The

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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky 55.00

Coffey Grain is predominantly made from corn and distilled in a Coffey Still. Th

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Caol Ila Moch Single Malt Scotch Whisky 54.50

Very fresh and young nose of limoncello and lemon pie with some vanilla. Sweet a

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Domaine Vincent Legou Vosne-Romanee Cotes de Nuits 2014 52.50

Youthful colour. Attractive nose of cherries, raspberries and plums, and a herby

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Meursault Clos Du Cromin Domaine Bitouzet Prieur 2018 51.50

There is a pleasant weight of fruit on the entry before the mid-palate opens and

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Delord 1990 Bas-Armagnac Brandy 51.00

Fruity aromas enveloped in the vanilla of the oak. The balanced, rounded palate

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Ruinart Brut Champagne 50.00

Notes of white fruit, pear, apple, apricot as well as hazelnuts and fresh almond

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