Champagne Review

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Marks & Spencer’s Louis Chaurey Brut | Champagne Review

Limited to two bottles per customer and sold out across the country. M&S know how to create a bit of christmas madness in shoppers, don’t they? Louis Chaurey Brut Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier Marks & Spencer Usually £30, but £10 during Christmas promotion   I have my brother to thank for this bottle. Thanks, brother. … Continue reading

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

Francois Dubois Champagne NV | Champagne Review

Following a period of prolonged inebriation for reasons I seem to have forgotten (it might have been my birthday), I’ve slightly neglected to type up any reviews, despite having quaffed enough to fill the bottle bin twice over.  So I’ve trawled through my notes, deciphered my spidery scrawl and first up from the backlog is: Francois … Continue reading

Tom’s Champagne Bar & G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge NV | Champagne Bar | Champagne Review

Tom’s Champagne Bar          Situated on the 3rd floor in: House of Fraser, Deansgate, Manchester. Had I not been given a voucher for Tom’s Champagne Bar, I’m sure I’d still be oblivious to the fact that it’s even there. I’ve been in House of Fraser about five times in the last three years and never even got … Continue reading

Jacquart Brut Rosé | Champagne Review

There’s something about Valentine’s that makes people buy Rosé wines & Champagne. I’m sure this hasn’t always been the case, but through its commercialisation Valentine’s has become synonymous with all things pink and gooey. Excuse me while I barf. As you’ll know I’m not the greatest fan of ‘pink’ Champagnes, but oh… I might have to … 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

Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé & Tesco Premier Cru NV Champagne | Champagne Review

First up is Tesco’s Premier Cru NV Champagne. It’s currently on offer £14.99 and would make a fantastic Valentine’s Champagne, so long as your lover’s not a label-hogger.  Equally the Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé, if you’re feeling flush, is a great Valentine’s Champagne too – it’s pink for starters and it’s delicate and sweet and will please those … 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

La Grande Dame 1998 Vintage, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin | Champagne Review

Happy new year!   I saw the new year in with this rather splendiferous, vintage bottle that was given to me for my birthday back in June.  How I have held on to it until now, remains a mystery.  Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Champagne, Brut 1998 Vintage £ (it was a present!)   In 1998 I was … Continue reading

Nicolas Feuillate Champagne

My dear readers, how I have missed you!   Not an oink since November?  I am truly disgraced by my own squiffy negligence!   Please accept my a-pork-ologies. Here I am now though, with Jacquart in my Champagne Flute and my trotters full of Champagne reviews ready to type up. Nicolas Feuillate Champagne Brut Morrisons, £14   I’m reading this … Continue reading

Marie Henry Brut Champagne

It is said that Marie was the countess of Champagne, and Henry, her Count.  Not only was she the countess, she was also a patron for literature. I like the late countess, Marie, but what of her wine? Marie Henry Champagne Brut, 12% Morrisons £15   It’s Morrisons’ cheapest bottle of Champers, at fifteen smackeroonies.  It purrs rather … Continue reading

Pierre Darcys Non Vintage Brut

Originally this review was a mere stump. A dismissal of Pierre Darcy’s Champagne, really. But more people search to find a review of this Champagne every day than any other and so I think it at least deserves a full, frank review. Pierre Darcys Non Vintage Brut 12% Champagne, Brut Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot … Continue reading

André Carpentier

Whoops! I bought this for a friend but it snuck out of the cupboard, popped itself and filled my glass up. So, I had to drink it, it’d have been rude not to! Even though I’m going to have to buy a replacement, I’m glad I snaffled it.   12% Champagne, Brut Tesco £24.99 This Champagne … Continue reading

Piper Heidsieck

I bought this when it was on a special offer, £18, I think, in ASDA.  Piper Heidsieck 12% Champagne, Brut £28.99   Taste wise it definitely isn’t worth the full-whack price.  Even at the cut price it’s pushing its luck. I drank it all; it was OK. Quite an ordinary Champagne, not that I had … Continue reading

Jacquart, love of my life

Being a Champagne fiend, you’ll be unsurprised to learn that my friends and I often get together for a night dedicated to heralding and trying new Champagnes.  Our very own Champagne Night. We had our most recent one on Saturday, to which I took a sexy bottle of Jacquart Champagne. It’s my second bottle in a month. Ah, … 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