Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Ten of the best champagnes to drink for under £25

Champagne has always been associated with decadence. Produced in the Champagne region of France, the method of creating the all-important bubbles harks back to the 15th century, and has had more and more rules associated with it as the popularity of the drink increased. 

To make champagne, the wine must be made from three grapes; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and the fermentation with yeast that turns grape juice into wine takes place in the bottle, creating the bubbles, and the biscuit-y taste champagne is often associated with. To remove the sediment the yeast leaves behind, the bottles are stored upside down for the sediment to move into the neck while the wine ages. They are turned to keep moving it down the bottle in a process called 'riddling' before it is removed and the champagne continues to age.

The complicated rules and extra work that go into making champagne explain how famous champagne houses have come to signal exclusivity and prestige. 

Not all champagnes are achingly expensive, however. In honour of National Champagne Week we have searched for the best of the friendlier priced bubbly.

All go through the same winemaking process, but without the notability of the larger brands, many champagnes tcan be found for under £25. Scroll through our gallery below to see ten of the best affordable champagnes

Related

boozy-trips.jpg

Anyone for a gin sleepover? Brilliant boozy experiences to book now

iStock_86788491_MEDIUM.jpg

The best red wines to stay in with this autumn

iStock_000058196616_Large.jpg

Ten of the best English wines

Latest...

Krispy Kreme launches seriously spooky doughnuts for Halloween

Trick AND treat, all in one

by Susan Devaney
26 Sep 2017

Sign up to our mouth-watering food and drink email

24 Sep 2017

There's a huge sherbet fountain coming to London - and it's free

Bompas & Parr are planning a weird, wonderful and nostalgia-filled event

by Helen Brown
22 Sep 2017

The new Baileys flavour you’ll want to drink well beyond Halloween

Perfect autumn cocktails ahead

by Amy Swales
22 Sep 2017

Costa are bringing doughnut lattes to London for two days only

There are all sorts of crazy coffee combinations to be had

by Megan Murray
21 Sep 2017

Colin the Caterpillar has been given a cute Christmas makeover

We only just got over Halloween Colin – now Santa Colin is in town

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Sep 2017

Nutella's newest product sounds like all kinds of deliciousness

Nutella feasting can now happen any time, any place

by Megan Murray
20 Sep 2017

Cookie dough fans, your perfect store is coming to London

We HAVE to try the cookie dough clouds

by Megan Murray
19 Sep 2017

Unicorn cereal has arrived and breakfast will never be the same again

And here’s where you can buy it

by Susan Devaney
18 Sep 2017

These are our favourite gluten-free cakes, snacks and ingredients

From cakes to biscuits to beer and sausages

18 Sep 2017