Dry January is officially over – so why not celebrate with a glass of fizz? To celebrate a special occasion properly, make sure you choose the best champagne on offer. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best champagne brands of the year…
Who doesn’t love a little glass – or, in fact, a whole bottle of bubbly? Yes, we thought so. But what brands are doing the business? Which champagne brands are proving most popular?
According to The Drinks Business, Moët & Chandon is the best-selling brand for the second year running. But who else makes the list? The run-down of 10 champagne brands is compiled by liquid sold by the glass, bottle, and as a cocktail ingredient.
‘Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!’ Dom Perignon
10 Best-Selling Champagne Brands in the World
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.
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.
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.
4. G.H. Mumm
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.
‘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.
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?
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 was the seventh best-selling champagne brand worldwide.
‘I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not’ – Coco Chanel
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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?
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.
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.
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