Drink: Put on a sparkling performance for your loved one

Canard-Duchene Authentic Green, £28, Oddbins. Picture: PA Photo/Handout.

Canard-Duchene Authentic Green, £28, Oddbins. Picture: PA Photo/Handout. - Credit: PA

To tap into our thirst for one of France’s greatest exports, here are some brilliant bubbles to charm a loved one.

Dom Perignon Vintage 2003, £140, www.harrods.com. Picture: PA Photo/Handout.

Dom Perignon Vintage 2003, £140, www.harrods.com. Picture: PA Photo/Handout. - Credit: PA

Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs 2002, £70, Bbr.com. Picture: PA Photo/Handout.

Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs 2002, £70, Bbr.com. Picture: PA Photo/Handout. - Credit: PA

Canard-Duchene Authentic Green, £28, Oddbins

Exceptionally fresh with aromas of citrus and honey, a delicate fruity palate and good acidity, these fine bubbles are the green light for discerning drinkers to salute responsible viticulture.

Taittinger Vintage 2005, £38, Majestic

Rich and sumptuous with aromas of freshly baked brioche, and mouth-filling honey and fresh fruits with a hint of pink grapefruit to give some extra complexity, it’s a trophy choice from this hot and dry year.


You may also want to watch:


Ayala Millesime Brut 2002, £42.95, www.champagnedirect.co.uk

A stunning sparkler for champagne connoisseurs fond of a dryer style, Ayala has a real corker with its 2002 vintage.

Most Read

Gosset Grand Millesime 2004, £59.95, www.champagnedirect.co.uk

Exuberant on the nose with nuts, dried fruit and citrus notes, complex fruity flavours and a honeyed floral note with a hint of marzipan on the long finish, its finesse and complexity will age gracefully. Fit for a king or queen.

Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs 2002, £70, www.bbr.com

Winston Churchill’s champagne of choice, Pol Roger named one of its cuvees after the great man, who loved its robust and mature style.

Dom Perignon Vintage 2003, £140, www.harrods.com

A byword for luxury, Dom Perignon’s 2003 vintage joins one of the world’s most famous prestige champagne cuvees.

Famous for its ability to age, the Dom’s silky beads can take a decade or more to reach their full potential. Ready to drink now, it’s a show-stopper for the hedonist in the cellar.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter