London is a world-class destination for Champagne lovers, offering an unrivalled medley of fizz-focused bars, bubbling bistros and fine-dining Champagne oases. There’s a list out there to satisfy every palate, from the best boutique grower wines to the grandest of grandes marques, with ample opportunities to sample by the glass and bottle. It all adds up to a fantastic, well-heeled, fizz-fuelled scene.
Champagne house style is the ultimate in wine statements. It exists to differentiate one house from another, giving each house its all-important USP, and we wine drinkers a reason to choose one brand over another. Romantically, it’s a timeless statement about a Champagne producer’s past, present and future. Touchingly, it reflects the brand’s philosophy, vision and personality. But it’s also a pretty sensitive business. So how is each Champagne brand's ‘house style’ created and which styles pass the taste test?