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There is nothing like a good glass of the bubbly to kickstart that annual Christmas party that your office hosts.  If you have ever been asked to supply the champagne for this gala event, you may have wondered what the best quality champagne brands are.  Well, read this article since it discusses the 10 best champagne brands in India.

Best known for its clean and crisp taste and bubbliness, this ‘glamourous’ drink hails from France.  The top 10 Indian brands of this smooth and intoxicating drink are:

Best Champagne Brands in India

Dom Perignon Champagne

Dom Perignon Champagne
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This is the creme de la cremes of champagne.  Connoisseurs love it for its amazing taste and fragrant aroma.  Dom Pierre Perignon was a monk who created and popularized this famous brand.  In fact, many in the liquor world consider monk Perignon to be the ‘father’ of champagne.

You can buy it on store shelves as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.   Its pleasant and sparkly taste and smell will wake you up and brighten your day.

If you are a champagne connoisseur, you’ll savor its subtle blend of smoke, saffron, spices, sweet yellow pepper, rainwater, and mustard seed flavors that makes for a truly unique drinking experience.

Champagne lovers can’t resist its initial creamy and dense flavors that are accompanied by a sleek mousse-like texture and flavor.  Many champagne connoisseurs feel that you don’t know champagne if you have never drunk this brand.

 

Laurent Perrier Champagne

Laurent Perrier Champagne
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This champagne hit the liquor scene when Monsieur Laurent popularized it in 1812.  It is grown in the Alan Terrier region of France.  People who love good champagne say that it has a rich aroma that wakes up the mind, body, and soul.

They also love the fact that it won’t ‘break the bank’ in terms of price.  You’ll love its refreshing taste which smacks of ripened fruit.  If you buy this bottle in an Indian store, expect to shell out approximately INR 4,000

 

Krug Champagne

Krug Champagne
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Johan Joseph King formulated this delectable beverage in 1843.  It is aged in barrels made out of oak trees.  What you’ll love about Krug champagne is its medley of fruity flavors that make for a complex and intense taste for your taste buds.

If you love drinks with a sweet aftertaste, this champagne is for you with its sweet honey and nutty undertones and notes.  The fact that it is aged for 7 years before being bottled only adds to its richness and great flavor.

The slight acidity of this champagne will ‘wake up’ both you and your taste buds.  This bottle will set you back approximately INR 6,000

 

Ayala Champagne

Ayala Champagne
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Its higher price tag is more than justified by its crisp taste.  It has a clean flavor that will leave your taste buds and throat satiated.  You’ll love the fact that it is made from the crispiest and juiciest white and red apples grown around the world.

It’s aged in cellars in Ayala France which is located in the Remis mountain range region.  It is low in sugar, therefore it’s easier on your taste buds and body (you won’t get a nasty hangover the next day!)  Expect to spend INR 5,500 on a bottle in an Indian liquor store.

 

Louis Roederer Champagne

Louis Roederer Champagne
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It’s a unique blend of the finest champagnes in the world, notably Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  It has 40% Pinot Noir and 20-25% Chardonnay.

Since this is a unique champagne, it has to be made in a special way.  It is made from grapes, two-thirds of which are grown, and one-third of which are purchased from the finest fruit stores in France.  It’s one of the best non-Brut champagnes currently available.

If you take one sip of it, you’ll immediately fall in love with its predominately fresh and fruity taste that is complemented by a smooth texture that will keep you satisfied for minutes after sipping it.  Its tangy crispness will give your taste buds a jolt.

The fact that it’s made from apples and citrus fruits gives it a slightly acidic quality.  If you buy this drink, you’ll be paying 20,000 INR so it’s not for the common man!

 

Besserat Champagne Cuvee Des Moines

Besserat Champagne Cuvee Des Moines
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This champagne gets its name from the centuries famous Benedictine monks who have long dominated and characterized French monasteries.  This champagne is made by crushing and squeezing the juice out of certain citrus and other fruits.

The juices are then boiled until they are reduced into a delicious, creamy, and bubbly potion.  This distillation process is referred to as the vinticulture technique.

You’ll love the fizzle that the bubbles bursting will create as the champagne goes down your throat.  Equally irresistible is the thick and glossy texture of this beverage that when combined with its delicate style makes for a sublime drinking experience.

You’ll love the lasting taste of blackcurrant, smoke-dried almonds, chalk, candied lemon peel, and candy flavors of this drink.  The drink lives up to its name of elegance with a price tag of 9,000 INR.

 

Dom Ruinart Champagne

Dom Ruinart Champagne
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This is the oldest Chardonnay champagne you can buy. When you sip and smell this drink, your taste and smell senses will be greeted by aromas and flavors of coconut, warm chestnuts, and freshly baked bread.

If you keep this champagne on your tongue for a few seconds, these earthy flavors will give way to sweeter and more pleasant flavors of various fragrant flowers, limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos.

Dom Ruinart is rich in minerals and salts.  This is what gives it a more salty taste which when combined with its more acidic citrus flavors gives is a real zesty and tangy taste.  It’s distilled from the best grapes in the world and the first bottle was made in 1729.  This bottle is priced at a modest INR 5,000

 

Pol Roger Champagne

Pol Roger Champagne
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Winston Churchill loved this sparkly and great tasting drink.  It’s distilled in wine cellars using grapes from France’s Epernay region.  These grapes have a distinct flavor that gives this champagne a unique and subtle bitter taste.

Distillers love it for its fruity and feminine flavors that evolve into deeper fruity and feminine flavors as the champagne ages.  What you’ll end up experiencing is a delicious and sweet-tasting wine that is balanced with harmonious and earthy hues.  This drink is very affordable at INR 3,500

 

Duval Leroy Champagne

Duval Leroy Champagne
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This champagne has been the king of the liquor market since its introduction in 1859.  You’ll love it for its smooth texture that combines with its irresistible acidic taste.  Flavors of honey, blueberry, and almonds (with their smokiness) will tease your taste buds.

It’s made from Chardonnay grapes from the French Vertus region.  It’s known for its sleek mousse-like texture that combines with an acidic flavor which will give you the perfect drinking experience.

This drink will allow you to savor the finer and sweeter flavors of cooked and spun honey, blackberry, lemon peel, and aged almonds.  It’s richer taste justifies its slightly higher price tag of INR 5,000

 

Taittinger Champagne

Taittinger Champagne
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Pierre Taittinger, owner of Taittinger vineyard marketed this champagne in 1923.  You’ll love it for its celebrated husky taste.  Some of the best wines in the world like Comtes First State Champagne Rose are from the Tattinger vineyard.  Its fine taste comes from its long time till harvest and its unique blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir.  You’ll pay INR 6,000 for a bottle of this bubbly.

 

Now there is no excuse

Now that you know what some of the finer and more affordable wines in India are, there is no excuse not to splurge on some bubbly for your annual office Christmas party!

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