5 Champagne Personalities: The Best Bottles for Gifting
Jonathan Parker, Luxe Digital Editor
From the pop of the cork to the sparkle of the liquid, few drinks scream “celebration” the way Champagne does. And while you might be correct in thinking there’s no wrong bottle when it comes to gifting Champagne, you can ensure your gift is even more appreciated by taking the time to truly scope out the wide range of brands available for each unique moment.
There’s the light and crisp for those spontaneous occasions when you’ll be thankful you saved that bottle, or the heartfelt evenings when only the most romantic Champagne will do. The family dinners when you’ll want to gift a Champagne that goes well with food, or the friend who well and truly deserves the best Champagne as an elegant pick-me-up. And, of course, an engraved Champagne bottle takes things one step further in the world of thoughtful gifting. Read on to discover the best Champagne for every occasion.
BEST CHAMPAGNE FOR A FAMILY CELEBRATION: VEUVE CLICQUOT LA GRANDE DAME 2008
The sparkling gold tone of Veuve Clicquot's La Grande Dame 2008 makes it the perfect addition to any family celebration. Crisp and silky, bold and fizzy, and with a beautiful amber highlight, it promises to elevate engagements, birthdays, promotions, and more with the pop of the bottle and the clink of a glass. The suave nature of Veuve Clicquot means that even the classic orange logo instantly adds a hint of celebration to the air - before you've sipped on the light honey, lemon zest, and white lily notes that dance on your tastebuds.
BEST CHAMPAGNE FOR A ROMANTIC MOMENT: PERRIER-JOUËT BELLE EPOQUE VINTAGE
Set the scene with a romantic bottle as soft and delicate as Perrier-Jouët's Belle Epoque Vintage. Everything about this Champagne is gentle in the best way possible, from the fresh burst of floral notes on the nose right through to the stylish, almost diamond cut finish when it's freshly poured. Drink up its flavours of white fruit and a touch of almond milk while smiling across at your significant other. This is a Champagne that promises to remind you of those moments long after you've finished the last drop.
BEST CHAMPAGNE FOR A DINNER PARTY: DOM PÉRIGNON VINTAGE
Dom Pérignon only releases its famed Champagnes during vintage years, which means you're guaranteed a delicious bottle to suitably impress even the most fine-palated of dinner guests. The Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010 is a bold Champagne that pairs well with strong flavors, promising hearty notes of tropical fruits and a zesty sensation that'll carry through any number of different courses. Its founder wasn't lying when he said he was "tasting the stars".
BEST CHAMPAGNE FOR GIFTING TO A FRIEND: MOËT & CHANDON ICE IMPÉRIAL
The phrase "Champagne for my real friends" best rings true with a bottle of Moët & Chandon, and the brand's Ice Impérial is a brilliant choice for gifting to a friend. Selected as the overall best Champagne of the year by Luxe Digital, Moët & Chandon is versatile and almost universally pleasing. The Ice Impérial is a bottle that promises to go down as a treat no matter the recipient. The difference between Ice Impérial and other Champagnes is that this one was created to be served on ice cubes. Branch out from the norm with a bottle that comes with its own backstory and a powerful, fruity bouquet.
BEST CHAMPAGNE FOR A CASUAL TOAST: LAURENT-PERRIER LA CUVÉE
Is a spontaneous occasion on the horizon? A bottle of Laurent-Perrier's La Cuvée is the perfect accompaniment. Classic and timeless with its elegant signature style, this Champagne will wait patiently behind the scenes for the perfect occasion to make an appearance. Celebrate with its pale gold color, excitable bubbles, and fresh, citric scent while you delight over your news. A delicate nose steals just the right amount of thunder while its complex and persistent fruit flavors jump out at just the right moment.
No matter the occasion, we hope you'll find an excellent bottle of Champagne for gifting on the list above. Family celebrations, special events with loved ones, and spontaneous present-givings all deserve only the best for those cherished memories and inspired moments. You'll also find plenty more delicious bottles of Champagne on ReserveBar if you're looking to add even more to your special occasion.