For any occasion of nobility or intellectuality, Champagne is usually the drink of choice. Many people think that all bottles of Champagne are the same and do not understand that there are in fact many different Champagne brands, each slightly different to the next. As with most things, there is no “best” brand, however there are several premium and prestigious brands which are often thought of as being the best.
Possibly the most well known and popular Champagne has to be Dom Perignon. Even those who are not wine connoisseurs could normally recognise Dom Perignon as being one of the most prestigious Champagnes. The biggest story around this particular bottle of Champagne is that the Benedictine monk, Dom Perignon, actually manufactured this delectable Champagne. While this is not true, it is true that he contributed immensely to the development of the Champagne. Dom Perignon Champagne became extremely popular when the French winery, Moet & Chandon introduced it after the First World War.
Moet & Chandon Champagne is typically thought of as being the most expensive Champagne in the world. Originally started as Moet & Co in 1750, this Champagne was selected to supply the Royal Court and has since been enjoyed by many historical and prestigious figures such as Napoleon, The Duke Of Wellington and even today posses the Royal Warrant to supply Champagne to Queen Elizabeth II.
Producing 6 different Champagnes, Piper Heisieck is another popular Champagne. Piper Heisieck Champagne is extremely popular in all the countries around the world. Most famously, this is known from the Marilyn Monroe statement, “I get up each morning with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck”.
Another famous Champagne is Bollinger, also known by many as the “James Bond Champagne” as a bottle of Bollinger has been featured in 11 of the films and also the original books. It was thought that the Champagne would match Bonds flawless taste and personality and was specifically chosen over all other brands of Champagne.
Next time you visit the wine merchants or purchase Champagne online, do not just choose the first bottle that you see, assuming that they are all the same, but take a moment to browse through the range of offer. Taking a little time to browse the range at the wine merchants and select a special bottle of Champagne could mean that you are drinking the finest wine in the world, as enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe or even James Bond.