‘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.
The World’s Best Selling Champagne Brand
Moët & Chandon is the world’s best-selling champagne brand, and is widely considered the best champagne brand in the world full stop. Established back in 1743, Moët & Chandon is part of the the LVMH brand, and 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 with 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, too.
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