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10 Best-Selling Champagne Brands in the World

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‘Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!’, so said French monk Dom Perignon, upon discovering champagne at the abbey of Hautvilliers in 1697. It’s a sentiment that has remained across decades, with a bottle of fizz standing as an enduring symbol of celebration. But not all champagne is made equal. Nowadays there are over 2,000 Houses creating champagne from the eponymous French region, which means it can be a little overwhelming when choosing which bottle to pick. So, we’re here to help with a list of the best-selling champagne brands in the world, according to The Drinks Business, measured by liquid sold by the glass, bottle, and as a cocktail ingredient. Whether you’re looking for a special gift for a friend, a bottle to pop for a special occasion, or simply fancy stocking up your fizz cabinet, these champagne brands are sure to impress.

10 Best-Selling Champagne Brands in the World

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Moet & Chandon Rose NV 75cl, £48, Fenwick.co.uk

Moët & Chandon

Widely thought by many to be the best champagne brand in the world, the LVMH brand is also the best-selling champagne brand. Established back in 1743, the House has a rich and glamorous history, from elating the royal courts of France under Louis XV to walking the red carpets of Hollywood and lighting up Studio 54. With brand ambassadors including Scarlett Johansson and Roger Federer and sponsorship of some of the world’s best events, it’s no surprise that this luxury brand is top of the list. Don’t miss its new bar at Harrods.

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Veuve Clicquot

The Instagram generation has latched onto the social element of Veuve Clicquot – from classic polo parties to Tinie Tempah’s lyrics. Yes, Veuve is everywhere, and it’s made it onto the podium at number two in the list of 10.

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Nicolas Feuillatte (Best-Selling Champagne Brands)

Nicolas Feuillatte

Nicolas Feuillatte is the best-selling champagne brand in the drink’s homeland of France, but despite this, it comes in third in the world. This brand is also one of the youngest in terms of champagne brands, founded in 1976; but that hasn’t stopped it from reaching the top three on the bestsellers list.

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G.H. Mumm

With Usain Bolt as its CEO (chief entertainment officer, before you ask), G.H.Mumm is taking the business of celebrating and entertaining very seriously. As the fourth highest-selling champagne brand, it’s no surprise they are in the mood to celebrate.

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mumm.com

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Laurent-Perrier

‘Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life,’ said Charles Dickens, and Laurent-Perrier fits the bill. Founded in 1812 (the same year Dickens was born), the house is iconic. And, interestingly, is also has a low-calorie champagne brand favoured by the fashion crowd including Kate Moss and co.

This summer, Laurent-Perrier unveiled the Maison’s first personalised tin for its Cuvée Rosé bottle, available to buy exclusively in Selfridges. The tin is adorned with butterflies – a tribute to the importance of these creatures as pollinators in the vineyard, symbolising the brand’s commitment to the environment. Perfect to give as a gift.

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Taittinger

One of the most famous family-run champagne brands, Taittinger comes in at number six. Ruinart and Taittinger are the only two family-run businesses on our list, and it is their Chardonnay blends that really set them apart from the rest. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

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Pommery

After success in the wool business in 1856, Madame Pommery launched the successful champagne business with the help of Henry Vasiner, a financial advisor, and Adolphe Hubinet, a 23-year-old business director. The rest is history, and in 2017, Pommery was the seventh best-selling champagne brand worldwide.

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Piper-Heidsieck

The champagne brand of choice for Marilyn Monroe, Marie Antoinette and all the stars at the Oscars, Piper-Heidsieck champagne is one of the most iconic luxury brands and a favourite among fashion and luxury lifestyle brands. So no wonder it’s still doing rather well today – after all, how many brands can say that Marie Antoinette was their first brand ambassador?

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Lanson

Lanson

Founded in 1760, the Lanson house blends its champagne with pinot noir and chardonnay for taste. With over 500 hectares of vines in Champagne, Lanson uses the best grapes from the best plots to create a top 10 best-selling champagne brand.

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Canard-Duchêne

This well-respected champagne brand is affordable and delicious. Located in Ludes, in the Montagne de Reims National Park, the house has been providing champagne since 1868. Not only have they made it into the bestseller list, but they were also granted the right by the Russian Imperial Family to adopt its coat of arms as the family emblem. The crowned two-headed eagle has thus appeared on every Canard-Duchêne label since the end of the 19th century.

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