The nights are getting darker, and the days are getting colder. It’s that season again, the time of year for giving and receiving and errr drinking and eating.

And when it comes to drinking, nothing beats a chilled bottle of fizz over the Christmas period. There’s wine, and then there’s champagne. There are many reasons that it costs so much. It can only be grown in a carefully controlled area of France, and only the very best grapes make the grade. Each bottle is the result of toil, love, care and craftsmanship. The other reason, of course, is that it tastes great.

Here’s our selection of 5 bottles of fizz to drink over Christmas.

1. Perrier-Jouet

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Sometimes the underdog in the Champagne market, yet smooth and crisp with its beautifully designed bottle. Perrier-Jouet always makes it onto our Christmas list of drinks.

2. Luc Belaire Rosé


Admittedly this is NOT a champagne but a very close alternative that we simply adore. It’s a beautiful sparking rose wine in a sleek black bottle featured in Hip Hop videos around the world, and its sweet red fruit and floral flavours, with a nice creaminess and long, silky finish is quite dreamy.

3. Veuve Clicquot


Veuve Clicquot Rich was created expressly to be combined with a selection of ingredients that bring out the mixologist-no, the “Clicquologist”-in anyone. The signature notes of the wine are magnified by the presence of selected ingredients: pineapple, grapefruit zest, cucumber, celery, peppers or tea, all on the rocks.

4. Dom Perginon Creator’s edition rosé champagne

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The latest collaboration between Dom Perignon and a world class creator, this limited edition Champagne has been designed by Dutch fashion designer and creative force Iris Van Herpen. Containing a bottle of the superb Dom Perignon Rosé 2003, this uniquely designed gift box makes a great gift for any Champagne lover.

5. Ace of Spades

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The Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold NV, the brand’s flagship cuveé, is a singular example of the Brut Champagne tradition. Marvelously complex and full-bodied, its bouquet is both fresh and lively, with light floral notes. On the palate, the Brut Gold has a sumptuous, racy fruit character perfectly integrated with the wine’s subtle brioche accents. The Champagne’s texture is deliciously creamy, with great depth paired with a long, silky finish. The Brut Gold is pressed from a perfectly balanced blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier wine.

Visit now and get yourself in the festive mood.