To Taste Champagne

CHAMPAGNE FROM FRANCE

Serving Champagne the proper way will make it even better, lets go through suggestions about tasting it at its best

The decent way

to open a bottle of Champagne

 

Featuring Erik, the Advanced Sommelier, “Washingtonian” is guiding us on YouTube how to open a bottle a Champagne.

Enjoy Champagne with all your senses

Sound & Touch

The cork should make a soft ‘hiss’ when released. Listen to the effervescence of the bubbles as the wine is tenderly poured.

Sight

Observe the color, transparency and foam of the Champagne. Tiny bubbles are leading to better quality.

Smell

Allow the Champagne to fully express you its aromas and subtle notes, by letting it breath.  Softly move around your glass to release…

Taste

Look for the intensity, sharpness and acidity.  Although always a little subjective, make an opinion for yourself at this precise moment.

Champagne glasses

There is various types of Champagne glasses. Each of them would give you a different tasting experience even from the same bottle. Let’s read the following to get to know their differences and try to pick the most suitable glass for your Champagne.

Coupe

Ideal for parties as the glass has a nostalgic, romantic image, but not good for bubbles.

Myth is that the shape of coupe glasses was inspired by the left breast of Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI

Flute

Ideal for young Champagne, great for bubbles

Tulip

Ideal for the more mature Champagne

Wine glass

Ideal for higher end Champagne, gie you access to all the wonderful complexity. 

Coupe

Ideal for parties as the glass has a nostalgic, romantic image, but not good for bubbles.

Myth is that the shape of coupe glasses was inspired by the left breast of Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI

Flute

Ideal for young Champagne, great for bubbles

Tulip

Ideal for the more mature Champagne

Wine glass

Ideal for higher end Champagne, gie you access to all the wonderful complexity. 

Champagne Quotes from Celebrities

They can’t be wrong

Scott Fitzgerald

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. 

Coco Chanel

I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not. 

Napoleon Bonaparte

Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.

Roman Payne

Wine gives one ‘ideas,’ whereas Champagne gives one ‘strategies’. 

Winston Churchill

Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne !

You

You were my cup of tea, but I drink Champagne now.

CHAMPGNE OF OUR CHOICE

Directly in Champagne Capital

Epernay

Houses have different vineyards all around the region, some proceed to the purchase of grapes from other growers. This way allows a blend from the three main grape varieties here: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Would like to see the vineyards and hang out? Drive out of the city and here they are.

Reims

Reims is also famous for its Champagne. La Montagne de Reims, spotlighting les Faux de Verzy, in the south of the city is a vast and high quality vineyard growing area. In 1991, the Cathedral of Reims and the adjacent Palais du Tau were included in the World Cultural Heritage list. Visit this monument and feel the history of France, from Clovis’s baptism to the coronation of the Kings and the, more recent, the WW1 bombings. “La Ville des Sacres” is offering itself to you…

Its Surrounding

In the surrounding, there are still more to discover. Vineyard and growers are an nice opportunity for wine lovers to visit, chat, taste and most important of all, compare the different cuvees and vintages. By walking, cycling, driving or even jogging, you will find lot of surprises in each House you meet.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Only about Champagne Here?

Yes, everything related to Champagne, featuring still wine (Coteaux Champenois), fortified wine (Ratafia). We also support travelling in Champagne region, such as visiting vineyards and cellars.

Customize a bottle for special occasion?

A special hand painted on a bottle or a dedication is a great souvenir. Best is having it on a Jeroboam size(3L), but also possible doing it on a Magnum size(1.5L). It will be arranged in Champagne region.

Any Special offer I can Have?

For order of HK$2000 or more, 10% discount and free delivery.
For accumulated orders of HK$10,000 in 3 months, 15% discount for next 12 months. 

How long before my order is ready?

You can expect your order to be delivered within 2 to 4 business days.
You will receive a first automatic confirmation email once your order is submitted. Our customer service will contact you within 1 business day to confirm your order, payment arrangement and delivery options.

Is there a minimum order?

We offer FREE shipping for orders above HK$2000.   Otherwise, it's HK$80 delivery fee.

How to keep Champagne at home?

Best is store your Champagne in a wine fridge around 10 °C . Otherwise, keep it away from light, excessive vibration or noise, in a cool & dry place.

Champagne tasting event?

Cuvee Champagne organizes Champagne tasting event occasionally,  follow our Facebook page for news. Private tasting session, as well as dinners, can be arranged upon request and under strict confidentiality. 

Cannot find the Champagne I wish to taste?

We may get the bottle that you are searching, even if it’s not listed on our eShop. Tell us, give us some time, we will make it happen.  

Who cannot buy Champagne ?

Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business. Customers must be at the legal age for any alcohol purchase, which is 18 years old.

Delivery anywhere in hong kong?

We can deliver everywhere in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories.  For Lantau Island and outlying islands, delivery fee to be confirmed. 

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