Why is it that when school holidays come around flights & holidays double in price? Why is it when Valentine’s Day nears those romantic roses rocket in price? Likewise if you are celebrating Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday (Christian festival) this 4th Sunday of Lent you’ll find that the price of flowers have soared again! Not very Christian in my book!
The silver lining is that in the Food & Drink world the prices come down nearer we get to that special day, Christmas pudding’s half in price, whisky drops in price for Burns night and champagne drops in price for Valentines & Mother’s Day. Forget those overpriced flowers and buy your Mother champagne for this special day – she’s worth it. My late mother always preferred it!
Put champagne in the trolley tips:
Non Vintage (NV) Champagne
This is a blend of wines from several different years, and must be aged for 15 months. Quality producers like Bollinger will bottle age for much longer.
This is a blend of champagnes from just one year, and must be aged for a minimum 3 years. Prestige brands, like Krug, will bottle age for up to eleven years.
Blanc de Blancs
This is white champagne produced from white chardonnay grapes only. It has a more elegant and delicate style than regular vintage and non-vintage champagne, which is a blend of both white and black grapes.
Blanc de Noirs
This is white champagne produced from just black pinot noir and/or pinot meunier grapes. The taste is softer and more rounded than that of regular vintage, non-vintage and Blanc de Blancs champagne. This style is often preferred by the occasional champagne drinker.
Chauvet Blanc de Noirs Champagne
Waitrose Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Blanc de Blancs – made from just white grapes. This quality champagne delivers yeasty and biscuity notes from sip to swallow.
Marks & Spencer De Saint Gall NV Champagne
As good as the leading brands! If the style, size and price fits – put it in the trolley.
Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne
Dom Perignon is a very big step in quality from Moet! If the style, price and size fits – put it in the trolley .
Competing Brands: Salon, Krug & Louis Roederer Cristal