No wedding is complete without the perfect champagne toast but arriving to that point requires plenty of decisions. Champagne decisions alone include things like what type, how much wine to buy for a wedding and when to serve the wedding champagne. Those decisions shouldn’t cause stress. After all, your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, taking this into account below you will see a guide on the best champagne choices.
Never too grand or aloof, champagne is there to inject fun into any occasion. From the Grand Marques such as Bollinger to unique Grower Champagnes and own-label supermarket brands, there’s quality to be had no matter what size your budget.
This well-respected champagne brand is affordable and delicious. Located in Ludes, in the Montagne de Reims National Park, the house has been providing champagne since 1868. Not only have they made it into the top ten bestseller list, but they also were granted the right by the Russian Imperial Family to adopt its coat of arms as the family emblem. The crowned two-headed eagle has thus appeared on every Canard-Duchêne label since the end of the 19th century.
Founded in 1760, the Lanson house blends its champagne with pinot noir and chardonnay for taste. With over 500 hectares of vines in Champagne, Lanson uses the best grapes from the best plots to create a top 10 best-selling champagne brand.
The champagne brand of choice for Marilyn Monroe, Marie Antoinette and all the stars at the Oscars, Piper-Heidsieck champagne is one of the most iconic luxury brands and a favourite among fashion and luxury lifestyle brands. So, no wonder it’s still doing rather well today – after all, how many brands can say that Marie Antoinette was their first brand ambassador?
After success in the wool business in 1856, Madame Pommery launched the successful champagne business with the help of Henry Vasiner, a financial advisor, and Adolphe Hubinet a 23-year-old business director. The rest is history, and in 2017, Pommery is the seventh best-selling champagne brand worldwide.
One of the most famous family-run champagne brands, Taittinger comes in at number six. Ruinart and Taittinger are the only two family-run businesses on our list, and it is their Chardonnay blends that really set them apart from the rest. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?
“Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life,” said Charles Dickens, and Laurent-Perrier fits the bill. Founded in 1812 (the same year Dickens was born), the house is iconic. And, interestingly, is also has a low-calorie champagne brand favoured by the fashion crowd including Kate Moss and co.
With Usain Bolt as their CEO (chief entertainment officer, before you ask), G.H.Mumm is taking the business of celebrating and entertaining very seriously. As the fourth highest-selling champagne brand, it’s no surprise they are in the mood to celebrate.
Nicolas Feuillatte is the best-selling champagne brand in the drink’s homeland of France, but despite this, it comes in third in the world. This brand is also one of the youngest in terms of champagne brands, founded in 1976; but that hasn’t stopped it from reaching the top three on the bestsellers list.
The Instagram generation has latched onto the social element of Veuve Clicquot – from classic polo parties to Tinie Tempah’s lyrics. Yes, Veuve is everywhere, and it’s made it onto the podium at number two in the list of 10.
Moët & Chandon
Thought by many to be the best champagne brand in the world, the LVMH brand is also the best-selling champagne brand. With brand ambassadors including Scarlett Johansson and Roger Federer and sponsorship of some of the world’s best events, it’s no surprise that this luxury brand is top of the list. For something a little different, try Moët Ice Impérial, the world’s first ever champagne created especially to be enjoyed over ice – available in both Rosé and Blan.
Depending on your budget you will select from the list above the most affordable option for your Wedding breakfast, with the calculation of three glasses of champagne per guest and one bottle providing six glasses.