Bolly for 30 quid. Not too shabby... Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne, 75cl £30 @ Amazon
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Bolly for 30 quid. Not too shabby... Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne, 75cl £30 @ Amazon

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i'm more your £5 cava
A few years back I remember a daytime TV show went to Henley Regatta, to talk to the patrons about champagne....obviously many people quoted Bollinger etc stating that they wouldn't drink anything else......then teh presenters did a blind test with both expensive champagnes and a few supermarket ones. The (almost) unilateral favourite was......wait for it.....Tescos own brand at about £12 a bottle
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Same price in asda
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I believe the 81 vintage is rather good.
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I think that's a bit more expensive....
i'm more your £5 cava
A few years back I remember a daytime TV show went to Henley Regatta, to talk to the patrons about champagne....obviously many people quoted Bollinger etc stating that they wouldn't drink anything else......then teh presenters did a blind test with both expensive champagnes and a few supermarket ones. The (almost) unilateral favourite was......wait for it.....Tescos own brand at about £12 a bottle
Champagne is a region/area. You can buy fizzy stuff than comes from a field next door for next to nothing and guess what it's the same stuff without the badge.
kevlfc36 m ago

Same price in asda


with no stock.
Works out a little over £25 a bottle if you buy 6 from Sainsbury's
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Lots of champagne is rubbish. They make hundreds of millions of bottles in the area. But this the real deal
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Cremant is a great alternative. Aldi do a great one
I'm surprised this was a deal, I bought some just the other week when it was £28. Amazon are rotating champagne deals the past few weeks. It was Lanson Black then White label, then Veuve, Bolligner was cheaper. Currently it's Taittinger Brut and Lanson Ivory.

If you want another quality tipple for around this price try Laurent Perrier Brut for £27.99 on there, or my personal recommendation Pol Roger Brut NV for £28.66 on back order. These are usually about £40 a pop and about the best 'regular' champagnes you can get alongside this Bollinger.
Love bolly
Possibly my favorite of all Champagnes...Bone dry. However, just can't bring myself to pay thirty quid for it. Back in I think, 1969, we had an office party and I remember 24 bottles of Bollinger being drank. IIRC it was £2 per bottle...Happy days...
Was £27 on Black Friday, now £25 at Sainsburys if you buy 6 bottles (other 5 can be anything) so not an amazing deal.
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So only £25 if you buy five other bottles of the same value! Might as well get five more bollys
My absolute fave. But £30 isn't astounding as sometimes £25 is possible close to xmas. Not voting
I recall Xmas a couple years back when Amazon did this for £20. (I'm not comparing and don't have a time machine, just saying). I bought a dozen and had a whale of a time.

Would love a repeat.
Aldi's Champagne does well for taste tests apparently and is only £10.99
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It's very good. On its own it's really nice. But if you compare the two it's very light and quite thin. But I've got six bottles of it for Christmas!
just done the sainsbury deal for £25.50 a bottle
vulcanproject2 h, 0 m ago

I'm surprised this was a deal, I bought some just the other week when it …I'm surprised this was a deal, I bought some just the other week when it was £28. Amazon are rotating champagne deals the past few weeks. It was Lanson Black then White label, then Veuve, Bolligner was cheaper. Currently it's Taittinger Brut and Lanson Ivory. If you want another quality tipple for around this price try Laurent Perrier Brut for £27.99 on there, or my personal recommendation Pol Roger Brut NV for £28.66 on back order. These are usually about £40 a pop and about the best 'regular' champagnes you can get alongside this Bollinger.


I'd love to know when we'll be able to get Perrier Jouet in the UK. It's about £30 and freely available in French supermarkets, and my favourite champagne by far. Only place I've found selling it here is Fortnum and Mason at huge mark up.
I was not displeased with Lidl's vintage champagne at @ £16...I agree that you don't need to spend a fortune. Lots of people are enjoying Chapel Down too.
GrouchoM16 m ago

I'd love to know when we'll be able to get Perrier Jouet in the UK. It's …I'd love to know when we'll be able to get Perrier Jouet in the UK. It's about £30 and freely available in French supermarkets, and my favourite champagne by far. Only place I've found selling it here is Fortnum and Mason at huge mark up.


Do you mean this Grand Brut NV with the gold label?
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I just bought a few Taittinger Preludes from ocado for £25 each which is this year's best bargain.
spatter6 m ago

I just bought a few Taittinger Preludes from ocado for £25 each which is …I just bought a few Taittinger Preludes from ocado for £25 each which is this year's best bargain.



Says £49.99 a bottle on ocado website
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They had a 50% off code floating about.

ocado.com/web…r=y
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In fact, I think you can use the Amazon Pantry voucher on this so buy two for around £45!
spatter4 m ago

They had a 50% off code floating about. …They had a 50% off code floating about. https://www.ocado.com/webshop/getSearchProducts.do?entry=10000028929&utm_source=selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Loyalty_Clearance&utm_content&utm_term=_&m_i=fM1fPh2vm36dtGbF7nEydEBwzFRZKd609h_czcV6lvQNaN6MzUbwJEwkNyoycbMTe50Rj6NXcSxEXOyLI6Gc0akY0iXyqSZ8vg&dnr=y


Says you need a voucher code from an email to get that deal
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One came with the email
cantbRssed15 h, 23 m ago

A few years back I remember a daytime TV show went to Henley Regatta, to …A few years back I remember a daytime TV show went to Henley Regatta, to talk to the patrons about champagne....obviously many people quoted Bollinger etc stating that they wouldn't drink anything else......then teh presenters did a blind test with both expensive champagnes and a few supermarket ones. The (almost) unilateral favourite was......wait for it.....Tescos own brand at about £12 a bottle


The thing with blind taste tests is that they aren’t representative. The packaging, branding and serving style all influence how you consume a product and how much you enjoy it. In some cases it influences how the product works. Nurofen works better when it’s in a silver and red box for example.
I don’t disagree with your point. It’s just that when you buy champagne you are buying more than just a liquid to drink. It’s more than the physical taste.
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Like perfume averages £3 a bottle for the actual liquid inside!
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These discussions are pointlessness as a £3 watch will tell the time as well as a £3000 watch and a £50000 vitton bag will hold as many potatoes as a Sainsbury's carrier bag. It's just if you want it or not and are happy to pay for it
ec9wrr17 h, 37 m ago

The thing with blind taste tests is that they aren’t representative. The p …The thing with blind taste tests is that they aren’t representative. The packaging, branding and serving style all influence how you consume a product and how much you enjoy it. In some cases it influences how the product works. Nurofen works better when it’s in a silver and red box for example. I don’t disagree with your point. It’s just that when you buy champagne you are buying more than just a liquid to drink. It’s more than the physical taste.



I'd agree with that. It really is about more than the taste. It's the feeling of opening a bolly rather than a cheap fizz. It's the joy of knowing it's special and that has value, for me at least.

Example - I one treated myself to a bottle of Armand De Brignac - it's was more about the box, the feel and the prestige of it than the liquid (though it was gorgeous) . Forget that it cost equivalent of a months mortgage payment.
Edited by: "Drooler" 11th Dec 2017
Toxic_Waste4 h, 7 m ago

Possibly my favorite of all Champagnes...Bone dry. However, just can't …Possibly my favorite of all Champagnes...Bone dry. However, just can't bring myself to pay thirty quid for it. Back in I think, 1969, we had an office party and I remember 24 bottles of Bollinger being drank. IIRC it was £2 per bottle...Happy days...


It was a lot cheaper almost 50 years ago so I'll give it a miss! 😳 Do you buy anything?!
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Drooler13 m ago

I'd agree with that. It really is about more than the taste. It's the …I'd agree with that. It really is about more than the taste. It's the feeling of opening a bolly rather than a cheap fizz. It's the joy of knowing it's special and that has value, for me at least.Example - I one treated myself to a bottle of Armand De Brignac - it's was more about the box, the feel and the prestige of it than the liquid (though it was gorgeous) . Forget that it cost equivalent of a moment the mortgage payment.


I've got some 2002 Dom which does taste unbelievably amazing
Gabi8 h, 14 m ago

Champagne is a region/area. You can buy fizzy stuff than comes from a …Champagne is a region/area. You can buy fizzy stuff than comes from a field next door for next to nothing and guess what it's the same stuff without the badge.


Different field, means different product
spatter2 h, 20 m ago

I've got some 2002 Dom which does taste unbelievably amazing


I had a 2006 last year .... Tasted better than Crystal and Krug .... Imo
There is a lot of bad champagne out there that will be surpassed by any number of sparkling wines but there are also some great champagnes that will blow your mind. Personally I think anything around the £30 mark is ok drinking champagne and comes down to preference for one over the other, eg I quite like Lansing Black but the general consensus is that it’s not all that good. However my absolute favourite non vintage is Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle. For me it’s everything a good champagne should be.
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Then try prelude
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