Top 6 Champagnes for Christmas and New Year

Just in time for the festive season, the UK’s leading champagne retailer, Sip Champagnes, has selected its top six recommendations for all budgets and every possible festive event, Christmas party or New Year celebration. Specialist online retailer Sip Champagnes sources and supplies only the best small-batch, handcrafted champagne straight to consumers and the hospitality trade direct from France’s iconic wine region.
As well as the UK’s widest selection of Grower Champagnes, Sip Champagnes focus on newly discovered and fully independent producers that can’t be found anywhere else.

Sip Champagnes was crowned ‘Sparkling Retailer of the Year 2023’ in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Industry Awards in July.  With the UK’s largest collection of 60 Champagne producers and over 150 individual cuvées from across 25 villages in its range, Sip Champagnes only deal with ethically sourced and artisan products produced directly by the farmer. Here are Sip Champagnes’ top six recommendations for Christmas and New Year:


Bonnaire Tradition (£37 per bottle)

A fruity and approachable classic blend from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards. At just £37 it offers unbeatable value and will wow guests at any pre-xmas parties.

Pertois Lebrun L’Extravertie (£45 per bottle)

Looking for something to rival what you’ll find on the supermarket shelves? How about this Grand Cru Chardonnay? Clean and fresh with plenty of fruit and that inimitable chalky background. What’s not to like?

André Heucq Heritage 2014 (£60 per bottle)

A brilliant blend created by a wonderful biodynamic producer in the Marne Valley, it is a wonderful aperitif or an ideal accompaniment to a baked side of salmon.

Louis Brochet HBH 2012 (£80 per bottle)

Need something original to pair with a cheese plate or a rich treat for Christmas morning? Then this is the ideal bottle. Coming from the highly prized 2012 vintage it displays lovely secondary notes of butter and brioche, without losing freshness.


Didier Herbert DH2 Pinot Noir (£95 per bottle)

Are you looking to impress the wine connoisseur in your life? This Pinot Noir is vinified in oak and aged on cork is a truly incredible cuvée. What’s more, as a limited edition and exclusively available in the UK through Sip Champagnes, we can almost guarantee they won’t have come across before. You can even add gift wrapping and a stopper at checkout to up the wow factor.


Georges Remy Les Quatre Terroirs 2018 Magnum (£130)

New Year’s party plans or just looking to cater for a larger group? Push the boat out with this sensational magnum. A wonderfully rich blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from a selection of highly esteemed villages in the Montagne de Reims and one of the rising stars in the Grower Champagne movement, you can savour it this Xmas or squirrel it away and let it age gracefully over the next 5-10 years.

Sip Champagnes was formed in 2020 by business partners, Daniel Blatchford and Peter Crawford. In just three short years they have established the company as the UK’s leading online Grower Champagne retailer.
Daniel Blatchford, Co-founder of Sip Champagnes, said:  “Christmas is the perfect time to gift a bottle or two of Champagne. It is a timeless present and adds a hint of glamour to the festivities. You will also be supporting artisan growers, who are making great-tasting Champagnes. It just goes to show that good Champagne doesn’t always have to be expensive.”

“The dominance of the big wine houses and supermarket champagne has meant that Champagne options have been very limited in the UK. Before we established Sip Champagnes, small producers had no supply chain and no access to high-end restaurants, bars, hotels and wine boutiques, which meant consumers had little choice.“

Sip Champagnes was recently crowned IWC Sparkling Retailer 2023 at the prestigious International Wine Challenge Industry Awards, who singled out their ‘impressive range and ‘obvious passion’. Sip Champagnes are also past recipients of Decanter’s ‘Champagne & Sparkling Specialist Retailer of the Year’ and the Drinks Business ‘Specialist Online Retailer of the Year.’ They continue to go from strength to strength as UK consumers develop a taste for unique grower Champagne.
All Sip Champagnes packaging is made from recycled material and is 100% recyclable. They also invest in carbon offsetting programmes to reduce their environmental impact and they plant a tree for every order placed and makes the perfect Christmas gift.

Alongside their online store, which sells individual bottles and curated cases, Sip Champagnes also offers curated monthly subscription packages to help people enhance their understanding of the grower Champagne movement. Alongside truly exceptional bottles, there are tasting notes and even live tasting sessions with the farmers themselves.
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