What Champagne To Serve At A Dinner Party

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Your first guest has just arrived and is waiting to be let in, the table is set, soft music is playing in the background and you’re dressed ready to impress, but you quickly remember, that you haven’t placed a bottle of Champagne on chill.

A real nightmare situation, I know, but don’t worry, this article is here to make sure that never happens, to give you a list of sensational Champagnes to pop open and enjoy, before, during and after your dinner party.

Aperitif

  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Cuvée Trianon – Trophy Pastries Delight
  • Champagne Chateau De Boursault – Brut Tradition – Silver Sea Breeze
  • Champagne Faniel & Fils – Brut Nature – Silver Sea Breeze
  • Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Premier Cru Brut NV – Gold Creamy
  • Champagne Royal Riviera – Royal Riviera – Gold Creamy
  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Millésime 2012 – Meditation
  • Champagne Alexandre Bonnet – Blanc de Noirs – Gold Classic & Elegant

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Cuvée Trianon

Aroma 👃 “Smooth and rounded yellow stone fruits, yellow floral and a freshly baked array of pastry treats.”

Flavour 👅 “Smooth, rich, yellow stone fruits, like peach and apricot, honeysuckle, Danish pastries and croissants on the palate.”

Trophy Winner for Pastries Delight at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – This Champagne is wonderful as an Aperitif and pairs well with Foie Gras.

Champagne Chateau De Boursault

Champagne Chateau De Boursault – Brut Tradition

Aroma 👃 “Delicate pastry, lemon, yellow stone fruits and hints of yeasty foilage on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Fresh and easy to drink and enjoy. Yellow fruits, citrus, minerals, touch of flaky pastry.”

Silver Sea Breeze at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Great Champagne for Aperitifs

Champagne Faniel & Fils

Champagne Faniel & Fils – Brut Nature

Aroma 👃 “Creamy biscuits, yellow floral, daisy’s and buttercup flowers on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Sweet citrus, yellow floral, lemon sherbert, creamy biscuits and more on the palate.”

Silver Sea Breeze at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – A Delightful Zero Sugar Champagne To Enjoy With Aperitifs

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Premier Cru Brut NV

Aroma 👃 “Cripsy green apples, garden herbs, and sweet spices on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Buttery, tangy fruits and spices on the palate.”

Gold Creamy at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Perfect with Cheese, Meats, Ham or Sausage, Mini Burgers, Rolls and More.

Champagne Royal Riviera

Champagne Royal Riviera – Royal Riviera

Aroma 👃 “Lovely expressive aromas of vanilla ice cream, yeasty, lightly toasted bread, creamy and a touch of citrus.”

Flavour 👅 “Light citrus with hints of apricot and peach flavours, yeasty and creamy at the close.”

Gold Creamy at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020

Food Recommendations – Champagne Royal Riviera this Champagne can be enjoyed during any part of the meal, as Royal Riviera says “The balance of grape variety in this Champagne allows effortless food pairing with most, if not all, dishes. It is Champagne that will take you from ‘caviar to cupcakes’.”

Champagne Laurent Lequart

Champagne Laurent Lequart – Millésime 2012

Aroma 👃 “Silky, creamy, smooth, elegance on the aroma, showcasing melted butter, yeast, bread, toast, brioche yellow fruits, yellow floral, apricot in cream and much more.”

Flavour 👅 “A balance between smooth, silky, dry and citrus, yellow fruits, yellow stone fruits, yellow floral, yeast, citrus and more on the palate.”

Gold Meditation at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Fish, Seafood, Shellfish and Cheese.

Champagne Alexandre Bonnet

Champagne Alexandre Bonnet – Blanc de Noirs

Aroma 👃 “Green fruits, floral notes, peach skin and tangerine aromas. “

Flavour 👅 “Green citrus, minerals and red berry flavours.”

Gold Classic & Elegant at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Mackerel Rillettes with Sichuan Peppers, Seafood, Spanish Charcuterie

Starters

Egg Salad with Cava is a great pairing

  • Champagne Faniel & Fils – Oriane – Gold Zesty & Zingy
  • Champagne Faniel & Fils – Appogia – Gold Sea Breeze
  • Champagne Faniel & Fils – Agapane – Gold Gastronomic
  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Trianon 1966 – Gold Gastronomic

Champagne Faniel & Fils

Champagne Faniel & Fils – Oriane

Aroma 👃 “A fantastic expression of oaky and toast characters, butter, brioche, yellow stone fruits, yellow floral and yellow citrus aromas.”

Flavour 👅 “Yellow fruits, yellow stone fruits, sea breeze, yellow citrus, and yellow floral aromas.”

Gold Zesty & Zingy at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Mesclun Salad with Sesame Oil, Fresh Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts

Champagne Faniel & Fils

Champagne Faniel & Fils – Appogia

Aroma 👃 “Green fruits, pear flesh, yellow fruits, white floral, citrus, ham, lightly toasted bread, honey pastry, sea air and stones on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Fizzy sweet citrus, yellow and green fruits, nuttiness, white pepper, smoothness through and through, with a sea saltiness on the tip of the tongue.”

Gold Sea Breeze at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Lobster Tartlet with Verbena and Citrus Vegetable Pearls.

Champagne Faniel & Fils

Champagne Faniel & Fils – Agapane

Aroma 👃 “The aroma is delighted with red berries with nuts and a citrus touch.

Flavour 👅 “The palate showcases zest red berries, white pepper, saline and nutty characters.”

Gold Gastronomic at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Roasted Scallops, White Butter and Butternut Puree.

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Trianon 1966

Aroma 👃 “Pastry, flaky pastry green apple pie, freshly squeezed green apple juice, green apple skins, lemon and lime, and peach aromas.”

Flavour 👅 “Green citrus, peach, apricot, minerals and pastry flavours.”

Gold Gastronomic at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations White Fish and White Meats

Dinner

  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Rosé de Saignée – Gold Winter Warmer
  • Champagne Faniel & Fils – Perlane Rose – Silver Summer Days
  • Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Eclipse Zero Dosage NV – Trophy Gastronomic
  • Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Novae 2009 Brut – Meditation
  • Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Millesime 2011 Brut – Gold Creamy
  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Réserve Extra Brut – Gold Gastronomic
  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Blanc de Meunier Brut – Gold Sea Breeze

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Rosé de Saignée

Aroma 👃 “An array of ripe strawberries and raspberries, raspberry and strawberry jam on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “A dry silky texture with flavours of strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant.”

Gold Winter Warmer at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Chicken, White Meat and Barbecue

Champagne Faniel & Fils

Champagne Faniel & Fils – Perlane Rose

Aroma 👃 “Imagine a plate with a mixture of red and blackberries with dry cheese and crackers with notes of nuttiness on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Bubbly red berries, raspberry, nutty, and minerals on the palate.”

Silver Summer Days at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Langoustine, Meat Tartare, Dessert with Red Berries, Exotic Dishes. This Champagne and the following dish are believed to be the perfect pairing: Small Fried Red Mullet, Taboulé with Grenadine Seeds and Red Mullet Liver Juice.

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Eclipse Zero Dosage NV

Aroma 👃 “Honey, almonds, and a combination of ripe and dried fruits on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Almonds, floral notes and smoky notes on the palate.”

Trophy Gastronomic at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Oysters, Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Seafood.

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Novae 2009 Brut

Aroma 👃 “Freshly baked Danish pastries, like walking into a Pâtisserie, with notes of stone fruits like, peaches on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Minerals, stones fruits, plums with hints of smoky characters on the palate.”

Gold Meditation at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – White Fish and White Meat.

Champagne Vincent D’Astrée

Gold Creamy – Champagne Vincent D’Astrée – Millesime 2011 Brut

Aroma 👃 “The many years of ageing have paid off with succulent honey flavours, with toasted, nutty and sweet lemon notes.”

Flavour 👅 “Exotic fruits, and blossom notes fill the palate with a memorable experience for me.”

Gold Creamy at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Bresse chicken with Cream and Morels, Chicken Dishes, White Meat, Shellfish and Various Seafood.

Champagne Laurent Lequart

Champagne Laurent Lequart – Réserve Extra Brut

Aroma 👃 “Lovely and fresh yellow fruits, yellow stone fruits, yellow citrus, with minerals and wet stones on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “A smooth and slightly sweet flavour, Champagne as you know it with a lovely glossy coat of yellow stone fruits and yellow citrus, with flaky pastry and minerals on the palate.”

Gold Gastronomic at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Fish, Seafood, Shellfish and Pork

Champagne Laurent Lequart

Champagne Laurent Lequart – Blanc de Meunier Brut

Aroma 👃 “Freshly picked red berries, walnut, white pepper, green apples on the nose.”

Flavour 👅 “Fruity and crisp. Green apples, red berry, citrus, walnut flavours.”

Gold Sea Breeze at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations Dark Meat and Pork.

Desserts

  • Champagne Chateau De Boursault – Rosé de Saignée – Gold Gastronomic
  • Celebrity’s & Co – MyGirl Champagne – Gold Creamy
  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Andésyne Rosé Brut – Gold Creamy

Champagne Chateau De Boursault

Champagne Chateau de Boursault – Rosé Saignée 

Aroma 👃 “Raspberries, pink blossom and rose petals on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Sweet red berry taste with floral notes.”

Gold Gastonimic at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020

Food Recommendations – Fruit Tarts, Red Berry Cheesecake.

Champagne Celebrity’s & Co

Champagne Celebrity & Co – My Girl Champagne

Aroma 👃 “It is quite a relaxing Champagne, soft fruity expression along with a silky chalky style.”

Flavour 👅 “Time in the glass brings out red berries, flaky pastry and grapefruit with sprinkled sugar on top.

Gold Creamy at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Delicate Fruit Desserts, Cheesecake.

Champagne Laurent Lequart

Champagne Laurent Lequart – Andésyne Rosé Brut

Aroma 👃 “Ripe raspberries and strawberries, savoury and saline aromas.”

Flavour 👅 “Dryer on flavour, but with a touch of sweetness, red berries, savoury, oaky and saline flavours.”

Gold Dessert at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations – Cheese, Raspberry Cheesecake, Red Berry Desserts.

Relaxing After Dinner

Champagne and Cigars

  • Champagne Chateau De Boursault – Blanc de Blancs 2014 – Gold Classic & Elegant
  • Champagne Deutz – Blanc de Blancs 2016 – Gold Classic & Elegant
  • Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Select Reserve – Silver Summer Days
  • Champagne Laurent Lequart – Saignee de Meunier Extra Dry – Michael Edwards Award

Champagne Cháteau De Boursault

Champagne Cháteau De Boursault – Blanc de Blancs 2014

Aroma 👃 “Delicate yellow fruits, yellow stone fruits, citrus, yellow floral, and yeasty notes on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Yellow stone fruits, citrus, yellow floral and soft yeasty flavours.”

Gold Classic & Elegant at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Champagne Deutz

Champagne Deutz – Blanc de Blancs 2016 – Tasting Notes

Aroma 👃 “Light and welcoming aromas, including apples, citrus & croissant.”

Flavour 👅 “Delicate fruity flavours, dry, mostly citrus, apricot, a touch of greengage with added toast and white floral notes.”

Gold Classic & Elegant at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Select Reserve – Tasting Notes

Aroma 👃 “Golden fruits, pastry and apples on the aromas.”

Flavour 👅 “Peach, pink grapefruit, red berry, saline and brioche flavours.”

Silver Summer Days at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Food Recommendations: You could also very much enjoy this bottle with some Red Berry Desserts

Champagne Laurent Lequart

Champagne Laurent Lequart – Saignee de Meunier Extra Dry – Tasting Notes

Aroma 👃 “Red berries, raspberries, strawberries, red berry pastry tart and creamy aromas.”

Flavour 👅 “Fizzy, sweet red berries hints of pastry, creamy, natural red berry juice and pink candy on the palate.”

Winner of the Michael Edwards Awards at Glass of Bubbly 2021

Armed with this list of Award-Winning Champagnes, you’re going to be hosting a phenomenal dinner party that you’re friends will never be able to compete with.