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Vintage Champagne only uses grapes grown in a specific year. Some Champagne houses will even miss a vintage if the harvest isn't up to scratch.View all Vintage Champagne
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Sparkling wines go through a secondary fermentation process where yeast and sugar is introduced to the base wine. The result of this secondary process increases the alcohol level up to 1.5% and creates carbon dioxide in the vessel or bottle, which generates those bubbles.
Unlike other sparkling wines, Champagne may only be produced in the Champagne region of north-eastern France where the chalky soils are perfect for growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the varieties that make up this sophisticated fizz. Producers follow very traditional methods to ensure the exclusivity and premium quality of Champagne. Grapes are picked by hand, not machine, and the wine is aged for a minimum of 18 months. Also, the second fermentation always takes place in the same bottle that the wine is sold in; this is called Méthode Champenoise.
Add a dash of sparkle to your cocktails - we have complied a selection of classic and trending cocktails but with an added champagne twist. Find your favourite recipe here
Passion Fruit Bellini cocktails
Ever tried making champagne cocktails as a special treat? We’ve compiled some of our favourite ways to add a twist to your champagne.
The Chase Elderflower Fizz
A deliciously fruity alternative to the classic bellini, the addition of Cointreau gives this cocktail a lovely orange tang whilst the passion fruit adds an exotic perfume that makes this version feel suitably decadent.
The gin's delicate citrus and scented honeysuckle adds dimension to the now classic bellini!
A wonderfully refreshing cocktail, try adding a sprig of mint for that extra little kick!