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DeutzWhat's it all about? Subtlety,

elegance and � nesse are the

hallmarks of this traditional house

based in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ.

champagne-deutz.com

Try this The Brut Classic is just that.

While refreshingly crisp, it has enough

age on release to boast biscuity ” avours

and texture without losing any

de� nition. £34.10-£40.81, Berry Bros

� Rudd, Hedonism Wines, Spirited Wines

Something special Amour de Deutz

Rosé 2006 is very pale pink and boasts depth, intensity and length

owing much to the meticulous sourcing of grapes, with top Pinot Noir

sites in Aÿ, Bouzy and Verzenay used in the blend. £149.95-£168.60,

Hedonism Wines, Vagabond Wines

Where can you drink it? 1 Lombard Street, Beach Blanket

Babylon, Claridge's Bar, The Coburg Bar at The Connaught,

Luton Hoo Hotel and Spa, GŎNG at Shangri-La, Whatley Manor

Hotel and Spa in Wiltshire.

WHY WE LOVE DEUTZ… We're in royal company - Edward VII and

Queen Victoria (above) were both fans, with the latter having Deutz Champagne

served at both her golden jubilee in 1887 and diamond jubilee in 1897.

Dom Pérignon

What's it all about? The brand that e› ectively

created the prestige champagne sector now spawns

many collectable limited edition versions, often with

links to the worlds of fashion and art, while the liquid

inside retains its integrity. domperignon.com

Try this After 10 years of ageing, the Dom Pérignon

2005 vintage is surprisingly forward and generous

for the initial release, re” ecting the warmth of the

05 harvest. It also has an unusually high proportion

of Chardonnay in the blend. £114.90-£135, Harrods,

Hedonism Wines, Jeroboams, Vagabond Wines

Something special P2 (Pléntitude Deuxième), the

second release of a vintage after approximately

15 years' ageing on the lees (yeast) is

now on the sumptuous, rich and

powerful 1998 vintage. £260£322.80,

Harrods, Hedonism,

Selfridges, The Whisky Exchange

Where can you drink it? Auberge

du Lac in Hertfordshire, Balmoral

Hotel in Edinburgh, Blue Bar at

The Berkeley, Donovan Bar at

Brown's, Chiltern Firehouse,

Claridge's Bar, Gleneagles

Hotel in Perthshire, Hélène

Darroze at The Connaught,

The Savoy, Sketch.

WHY WE LOVE DOM

PÉRIGNON… The house

boasts a particularly star-laden

past: Marilyn Monroe's favourite

drink was the 1953 vintage,

while former Bond star Roger

Moore once said: "Any man

who drinks Dom Pérignon

'52 can't be all bad."

now on the sumptuous, rich and

£260£322.80,

Harrods, Hedonism,

Selfridges, The Whisky Exchange

Where can you drink it? Auberge

du Lac in Hertfordshire, Balmoral

Hotel in Edinburgh, Blue Bar at

The Berkeley, Donovan Bar at

Brown's, Chiltern Firehouse,

Claridge's Bar, Gleneagles

Hotel in Perthshire, Hélène

Darroze at The Connaught,

The house

boasts a particularly star-laden

past: Marilyn Monroe's favourite

while former Bond star Roger

Drappier

What's it all about? High-quality,

family-run producer based in the

Côte des Bar, where winemaker

Michel Drappier is passionate about

his innovative range of wines.

He makes � ne non-dosage Brut

Nature, uses little or no sulphur

and blends three of Champagne's

rarities - Pinot Blanc, Arbane and

Petit Meslier (plus Chardonnay) - in

his Quattuor Cuvée Blanc de Blancs.

champagne-drappier.com

Try this Drappier Carte d'Or, a prize

winner at the 2015 Sommelier Wine

Awards, is a rounded, well-structured, Pinot Noir-dominated blend that also has

typical Côte des Bar freshness. £29.95, Eton Vintners, Red Ruby Wine Cellars

Something special Drappier's single vineyard Grande Sendrée hits the vinous

heights in the best vintages with concentration, power and a refreshing

exuberance. £61.10, Hedonism Wines

Where can you drink it? Blanc de Blancs Signature (Silver at the Sommelier

Wine Awards) by the glass: Geronimo Inns, Kettners. Carte d'Or: Le Boudin Blanc,

HotBox, Jinjuu Soho, Kettners, Kouzu, Locanda Locatelli.

WHY WE LOVE DRAPPIER… Unusually, Drappier ferments and disgorges in every bottle size up to

30 litres, preserving � zz and quality in the process.

� Rudd, Hedonism Wines, Spirited Wines

Rosé 2006 is very pale pink and boasts depth, intensity and length

owing much to the meticulous sourcing of grapes, with top Pinot Noir

£149.95-£168.60,

1 Lombard Street, Beach Blanket

Babylon, Claridge's Bar, The Coburg Bar at The Connaught,

Luton Hoo Hotel and Spa, GŎNG at Shangri-La, Whatley Manor

We're in royal company - Edward VII and

Queen Victoria (above) were both fans, with the latter having Deutz Champagne

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