We are delighted to be able to offer the various champagnes from the houses of LVMH. Alongside the two household names of Veuve Clicquot and Möet & Chandon we have the more artisanal house of Ruinart, which is the oldest established house in Champagne, having been created almost 300 years ago in 1729. In contrast to Paul Bara, the wines here are Chardonnay focussed, with the entry level wine, R de Ruinart Brut, being at least 40% Chardonnay, whilst the Brut Rosé is 45% Chardonnay. Both the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and the prestige cuvée Dom Ruinart are made entirely from Chardonnay. The wines at Ruinart have a lightness of touch and freshness which is delightful. Then of course, we have the wines of Krug and Dom Perignon, neither of which needs much introduction. The DP 09 is forward and accessible whilst the 08 is one to lay down. Krug Grande Cuvée may be expensive for a non-vintage Champagne but it’s a steal for what’s in the bottle. It’s so intense and complex; it’s one of the great fizzes around.