Champagne on a Shoestring

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Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Brut No.3 | Champagne Review

A happy new year to one and all from the Champagne Piggy. Today I’m reviewing another of Aldi’s Champagnes for under a tenner. Aldi is so my favourite shop. Have you tried their Paneforte? It’s lush. Champagne Veuve Monsigny Brut No.3 Aldi Chadonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier £12.99 slashed to £9.99 over Christmas.   … Continue reading

Aldi’s Champagne Philizot & Fils NV | Champagne Review

Aldi: where we Brits go for ‘bits’ and never for the friday big-shop. So what do we like to buy when we nip in for our ‘bits’? Well, I quite like: Creamy, Moser-Roth chocolate, knock-off Magnum ice-creams, Maple Syrup, crisps (the knock-off Kettler crisps) and alcohol – beer, cider, wine, champers, knock-off baileys, whisky…  Yeah, just a … Continue reading

Wondering which Champagne to buy for your Valentine?

Champagne has become synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Its voluptuous bottle, extravagant labelling, the thrusting out of the cork and of course… the excitement of the fizz, sets the tone for making one feel special and a bit randy . Choosing the right Champagne is tricky if your Valentine doesn’t already have a favourite. So below is an easy … Continue reading

Champagne for your Valentine & how I wished I was a Transvestite

Champagne for your Valentine; Champagne anytime. We Brits tend to see Champagne as a celebratory drink and rightly so, it is special, but in France they serve it in Patisseries on a Sunday morning. Knowing that and having seen it with my very own face-eyes I feel like I’m missing out. This is the story … Continue reading

Sniffing for Truffles

My fellow Champagne quaffers, how would you like a weekly upate on the cheapest Champagnes out there? I might not have tried these Champagnes, but they’ll be inexpensive and easy to get hold of.  Say, you could try them and let me know your verdict – a bit of role reversal, if you please. Yes?  Ok … Continue reading



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Francois Dubois

La Grande Dame 1998

La Grande Dame 1998

Pierre Darcys Champagne Piggy

Pierre Darcys

Janisson et Fils Champagne Piggy

Janisson et Fils

Nicolas Feuillate

Nicolas Feuillate

Nicolas Feuillatte Rose

Nicolas Feuillatte Rose

Tesco Premier Cru

Tesco Premier Cru

Veuve Monsigny

Jacquart Rose

Jacquart Rose