Best champagne brands that a teetotaler can’t refuse. Champagne, no doubt is the drink of celebration. Its silken touch, when you pour it down and its tiny bubbles, when they shimmer around pull every soul to its intoxicating happiness. And, while there is no single best champagne brand, there are many premium brands coveted the world over. If you too are interested to learn more, here’s a list of the top 10 champagne brands. Take a look.
Duval Leroy Champagne was founded way back in 1859 by two families. Their 200 hectares of vineyard is located in Vertus in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs” and much of the area is devoted to the production of Chardonnay grapes. Duval is among the very few remaining family owned Champagne firms and therefore deserves a mention here.
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This particular champagne is highly famous for its delicate and light effervescence and can perfectly accompany any meal you like. When poured in a glass, it glitters with tiny bubbles and a silken feel. What makes it even more special is that Besserat Champagne does not undergo any malolactic fermentation and so all aromas remain preserved for long.
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It was in the year 1932 when Pierre Taittinger fell in love with a vineyard near Epernay and immediately bought the property. Ever since the family has been famous for manufacturing their flagship wines the Comtes de Champagne, which is 100 percent chardonnay, and the Comtes de Champgne Rose’, which is 100 percent pinot noir.
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Founded in the year 1849, the Pol Roger Champagne has been a favorite of British Army Regiments and was relished by Sir Winston Churchill as well. Many royals over the decades have favorite it. Based around Epernay in France, the Champagne house has an excellent collection of non vintage cuvees, Pure Brut, Brut Reserve and other vintage vines.
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In 1860, Edmond de Ayala received the prime vineyards located in Ay in Montagne de Remis as a dowry for his wedding. Then in 2005, Ayala was purchased by the Bollinger Family. Over all these years, it has managed to retain its aristocracy. Even today they select the best grapes for the cuvee and leave it long in cellars for proper aging.
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Monk Dom Thierry recognized the importance of the Champagne business long age in 1729 and created what is till date famous as the Dom Ruinart Champagne. The drink subtly combines the freshness of the finest grapes, and the skillful art of blending. Even today, you will find these Champagne only at the most exquisite restaurants around the globe.
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Louis Roederer Champagne is famous for its Cristal Champagne, especially the Cristal Rose, which is the most expensive rose champagne sold anywhere in the world today. This style of champagne dates back to time of Russian Tsar in 1886 and for over a century Louis has always been listed as the top four! If you ever get to taste this champagne, consider yourself lucky!
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Founded in the year 1812 by Monsieur Laurent, the Laurent Perrier is among the most beloved champagne brand in the world, with its range including the popular L-Brut, and Brut Zero Dosage. Laurent Perrier is today among the most coveted champagne houses all over that own more than 100 hectares of lush vineyards that grow Alan Terrier.
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Not many people are aware of the fact that Dom Perigon Champagne is a gift from monk Dom Pierre Perignon, who originated the method by which champagne is actually made. This is why many consider him as the inventor of champagne. Today, this champagne is used as the most prestigious cuvee. They are sold in both Chardonnay and pinot noir varieties.
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The Krug Champagne has been around since 1843. It has been redefined through six successive generations, who have only added to its excellence – one after the other. Its creator Johann Joseph Krug was a maverick and had the vision and the talent to create exceptional champagne, which would inspire anyone who drinks it with his own passion and zeal.
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