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PIPER-HEIDSIECK launch their first ever prestige cuveé rosé champagne

PIPER-HEIDSIECK launch their first ever prestige cuveé rosé champagne

By KATIE ANN LAMB Ladies love a bit of sparkle at Christmas time and I recently attended a fabulous private tasting at the Sanctum Soho Hotel to try the full range of PIPER-HEIDSIECK champagne. There were plenty of expert tips shared just in time for the party season and I have to pass some of […]

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A chic champagne: Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

A chic champagne: Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

If you are still thinking about what to buy for Father’s Day this year or simply fancy adding another style of champagne to your fridge for the summer months, we recommend considering Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois Non-Vintage. The presentation of this champagne oozes luxury and sophistication thanks to the striking bottle design, which makes it […]

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Christmas Tipple: Pommery’s Cuvée Louise 2002

Christmas Tipple: Pommery’s Cuvée Louise 2002

Champagne has always been our favourite tipple here at The Sloaney – particularly at Christmas time. One brand that has jumped into our radar this Christmas has been Pommery. From the recent awards of the house style “Brut Royal” right up to the Cuvée Louise which is their prestige style. It is the Cuvée Louise […]

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Christmas Tipple: The stunning Perrier-Jouët Gift Box

Christmas Tipple: The stunning Perrier-Jouët Gift Box

When it comes to gift boxes, there are few champagne brands that can rival the stunning presentation of Perrier-Jouët. They use pretty floral and butterfly sketches to playfully decorate the bottles and therefore create a striking gift, which is perfect for a special occasion. This year Perrier Jouet has released two special bottles for Christmas […]

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A Christmas Tipple: The Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut

A Christmas Tipple: The Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut

The Christmas party season is just around the corner and over the coming weeks we will be previewing some of the best tipples to enjoy during the festive period. The first Christmas bottle we recommend is Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut. We have previously suggested the Bruno Paillard Rosé Premier Cuvée for a special romantic […]

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Introducing Veuve Clicquot RICH

Introducing Veuve Clicquot RICH

Veuve Clicquot have launched a new champagne that can be served over ice. Veuve Clicquot RICH is the latest experimental champagne to be introduced to some of London’s leading hotels and bars. RICH is mainly served over ice, which will be great on the hot summer days in London. This style of champagne also gives mixologists […]

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Champagne in the sky at British Summer Time

Champagne in the sky at British Summer Time

Barclaycard British Summer Time is currently taking place in Hyde Park. It is one of the top events on our British Summer Social Season Guide and attracts some of the best music artists in the world. This weekend will see The Who take to the stage tonight, followed by Taylor Swift tomorrow and they will […]

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The Heidsieck Monopole Champagne Treehouse at British Summer Time

The Heidsieck Monopole Champagne Treehouse at British Summer Time

Heidsieck Monopole has been announced as the official champagne partner of Barclaycard’s British Summer Time at Hyde Park. There will be plenty of bars and VIP areas where you can raise a glass to the fantastic performances and enjoy some #MonopoleMoments. However, there is one place that you will really want to be seen and […]

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The Perrier-Jouët Art of Vintage Collection

The Perrier-Jouët Art of Vintage Collection

  Perrier-Jouët has released its first ever series of vintage champagnes. The Art of Vintage Collection is a rare selection of three mature vintages of Belle Epoque. The 1985 bottle will be particularly interesting for some this year because it will make an ideal birthday present for anyone turning 30 over the coming months. The […]

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Spoil your loved one with champagne and chocolates

Spoil your loved one with champagne and chocolates

To be honest, we don’t need Valentine’s Day to come around for an excuse to guzzle a box of chocolates. Those who share a sweet tooth know all too well that enjoying a delicious selection of chocolates is a great treat at any time of the year. If you can demonstrate good self-control, it is […]

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Your chance to design for Veuve Clicquot

Your chance to design for Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot has launched a new design competition and the winner of the ‘Re-Creation Awards’ will receive €10,000. The famous champagne brand has invited people to design their Veuve Clicquot Mailbox and the winning design will be revealed at Milan Design Week. Hosted in ten countries, including Australia, Brazil and Japan, the contest invites young […]

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Harrods Annual Champagne Event

Harrods Annual Champagne Event

The annual Harrods champagne event will take place from the 19th to the 20th of November. The prestigious occasion allows guests the chance to taste a selection of Champagnes from top producers, both large and small. It will also give you the opportunity to meet winemakers and proprietors from various different champagne houses. In addition to […]

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Toast the summer with Bruno Paillard’s elegant champagne or Rose

Toast the summer with Bruno Paillard’s elegant champagne or Rose

There is no better tipple to enjoy on a warm summer evening than a chilled glass of Rose wine. It brings a little piece of the South of France to your back garden or terrace and is likely to encourage fond memories of walking along the promenade in Cannes or relaxing in a hillside villa […]

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Frerejean Freres Champagne Launches in the UK in time to toast the forthcoming season

Frerejean Freres Champagne Launches in the UK in time to toast the forthcoming season

With the British Summer Social Season on the horizon there is probably no better time to welcome a new selection of champagne to our shores! Adding a bottle of bubbles to your picnic for the polo or racing is essential and we love the idea of discovering a new gem, rather than always sticking with […]

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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Ladies

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Ladies

Our columnist James Haskell has advised on the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men, but if you are looking to treat a lucky lady, here’s our pick of special presents for February 14th…. Scrumptious chocolates GODIVA is a favourite with most ladies who have a sweet tooth. The good news is that they have launched […]

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A love of bubbles: Enjoy a champagne gift from Billecart-Salmon

A love of bubbles: Enjoy a champagne gift from Billecart-Salmon

Champagne fans will be delighted to hear about Billecart-Salmon’s latest event, A Love of Bubbles. Although it has been launched to mark Valentine’s Day, we don’t think you have to be in a relationship to enjoy this romantic treat. A complimentary half bottle of Brut Rose will be gifted to everyone who purchases a bottle […]

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Ice Cool Box: Ideal for those who love champagne

Ice Cool Box: Ideal for those who love champagne

If you are fond of Champagne then stop what you are doing right now! A little birdie has told us about the perfect Christmas gift for fans of the bubbly stuff. It is time to give a warm (or should that be cool) welcome to the Ice Cool Box. The Ice Cool Box is a […]

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The launch of the Waterford Contemporary Collection by Jo Sampson at B&B Italia

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last week I attended the launch of Waterford’s new contemporary collection, which has been designed by award-winning British designer, Jo Sampson. The plush event was hosted at B&B Italia in South Kensington. Guests were welcomed with a glass of Pommery Champagne, which was presented in a beautifully cut Waterford flute and hinted […]

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A visit to the home of English wine at Chapel Down vineyard in Kent

Last week some of The Sloaney team embarked on a journey to Chapel Down vineyard in Kent. The trip came about after we won some tickets to visit the venue in a raffle at a ball earlier this summer. Located just over two hours away from London, Chapel Down is home to England’s leading wine producer. […]

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Chateau Pommery: What lies beneath? Vintage champagne and dramatic artwork

By LAURA TOOGOOD Earlier this month, The Sloaney team were lucky enough to receive an invite to visit Chateau Pommery in Reims. This fitted perfectly with my latest assignment for our travel pages, which involved a drive to the South of France (feature coming soon). As you can imagine, the long journey home was made […]

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Selfridges launch extensive new Wine Shop and the delightful Harry Gordon’s Bar

By LAURA TOOGOOD, additional reporting by JAMES TOOGOOD Last week, I attended the launch of the new Wine Shop and Harry Gordon’s Bar at Selfridges. The Wine Shop now takes up a large area on the lower ground floor and boasts over 200 new product lines, which makes it the largest wine and cigar shop […]

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Luxurious treats to spoil a special lady on Mother’s Day

If you have yet to arrange something special for Mother’s Day, we have some last minute ideas to help you spoil the special lady in your life… We love the package that has been created by the Jumeirah Carlton Tower. ‘Glamour Tea’ (£55) includes a 50-minute manicure in The Peak Health Club & Spa, before […]

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Last minute luxury Valentine’s Day gift ideas

The clock is ticking and as we approach the stroke of midnight it is time to embrace romance and celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. Here are some last minute gift ideas for those hoping to impress their loved one on this special day… If you want to create a romantic experience that is out of […]

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Billecart-Salmon award Jeroboam to England’s polo number one, James Beim

Billecart-Salmon has awarded England’s number one professional polo player, James Beim, with a Jeroboam of their exquisite Brut Réserve for his achievements in 2012. James is also the current ambassador for the family-owned Champagne House. The polo player recorded a number of successes last year including winning the Coronation Cup at the Audi International Day, […]

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Join the Cavalry Charge and support ‘Fashion for the Brave’ at The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane is synonymous with luxury and glamour. The venue upholds a reputation for being one of the top hotels in London and on arrival guests are surrounded by an opulent interior, which has a contemporary feel. The main bar, which is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the […]

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Flute Bar and Lounge arrives in London…and launches a monthly Champagne School!

Here in London, we were feeling a little left out of the Flute family. With venues in New York and Paris, this opulent venue is certainly a first choice for a chic evening out. Thankfully the Champagne bar and lounge has decided to open its doors in the British capital. Discreetly located on Great Portland […]

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Searcys at One New Change hosts one of the most extensive Champagne lists in Europe

By LAURA TOOGOOD If your favourite tipple is Champagne, then you simply must visit Searcys Champagne Bar at One New Change. The plush venue is ideal for those who enjoy sipping bubbles after a busy day at work, or who need a relaxing break during an afternoon of shopping. Surrounded by an array of stores […]

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Visit The Grill restaurant at The Montcalm for a chic and quality dining experience in Mayfair

BY LAURA TOOGOOD Last Thursday, on the eve of London Fashion Week, I dined at The Montcalm. This luxury boutique hotel is located just off the top of Park Lane and boasts an intimate bar and chic restaurant, which goes by the name of The Grill. Before dinner my guest and I relaxed with a glass […]

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Attention London sale shoppers! King’s Road and The Botanist are calling…

If you are tackling the post-Christmas sales in London, you simply must venture to one of The Sloaney’s favourite shopping districts, the King’s Road in Chelsea. Not only is there a great selection of stores, but Sloane Square is home to our much-loved social haunt, The Botanist. A favourite of local residents and visiting shoppers […]

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