Get ready to honour International Champagne Day on 20th October with three different ways to enjoy the wine made for celebrations…
STRAIGHT UP FIZZ
Few things get a celebration going like a glass of well-chilled fizz – especially champagne, which must be made in the Champagne region of France using traditional techniques to be called champagne. Tip: chill in the fridge for two hours to bring out but not compromise the aromatics and create the perfect bubble size. Our favourite champagnes include Veuve Clicquot, Mumm Cordon Rouge, Piper Heidsieck Cuvee and Pol Roger Brut (see below to purchase).
Ever tried champagne over ice? Moët Ice Impérial is the first champagne to be created specially for sipping over ice. Made from a blend of grapes chosen for flavours that are enhanced by chilling, it’s recommended you add three large ice cubes to a large red wine glass of Moët Ice Impérial, then garnish with mint, cucumber lime or red fruits.
SHAKE IT UP
Some would say it’s sacrilege to use French champagne in a cocktail, but we advise creating classic minimal champagne cocktails, designed to complement the flavours of the fizz like a Basil French 75 or a Classic Champagne Cocktail (recipes below).