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Well... if there is ever an excuse to pop open the bubbly. Today is the OFFICIAL Global Champagne Day, and as a Champagne bar, we are particularly exited.
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Although this holiday is technically a national holiday in the US and not in the UK, we have decided to embrace it anyway; I mean, who are we to discriminate against any holiday which sets out to celebrate alcohol?
Remember the days when adding a few blocks of frozen water to your wine or bubbly would be met with disapproving glances and judgemental mutterings?
As the first luxury Champagne bar and Pâtisserie in Bowness-on-Windermere, The Fizzy Tarté endeavours to offer a variety of bubbly tipples for your pleasure. Each Champagne has been hand-picked and tested (at length) to create a menu of quality and taste. Whether you prefer the popular classics, a high-end bottle, or you wish to discover a more unusual Champagne, we have a glass waiting just for you.
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The Fizzy Tarté recommends Bollinger for those who prefer more powerful and complex flavour. With a distinctive character, Champagne lovers who appreciate layers of flavour and impeccable attention to detail will be more than satisfied with Bollinger Special Curvée Brut. With bubbles like velvet and aromas of spice and pear, the flavours of fresh walnut and buttery vanilla make this beverage a treat for the senses.
You will find the Chardonnay grape at the very heart of the Ruinart Champagne house, with the R de Ruinart Champagne being the original expression of the Ruinart taste. The generous proportions of Chardonnay in this bottle (40%) provide a delicately balanced wine, with dominant aromas and subtle nutty flavours followed by tastes of vanilla. A Champagne truly ideal for a celebratory occasion.
Lanson, a producer of Champagne for over 250 years, has become renowned for its fresh and crisp tasting Champagnes. The Fizzy Tarté holds the distinctive Lanson Black Label Brut NV, the flag-bearer for Lanson’s House style. Described as having “the taste of Spring”, the notes of light fruits and citrus stay true to the traditional Lanson taste, as well as provide a long, full finish.
A favourite for many at our Champagne Bar, Verve Clicquot is a Champagne house synonymous with style and innovation. Although the house was founded in 1772, Veuve Cliquot lead the way in advancements in the method Champenoise, which changed the way many Champagnes are produced today.
Ian Flemming made Veuve Clicquot the Champagne brand of choice for our favourite fictional British service operative James Bond, and if it’s good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for The Fizzy Tarté.
With the fourth generation of the L’hopital family running the production and affairs at J de. Telmont, it is the one of the last family-owned Champagne Houses. The J. de Telmont Champagne House aims to harness its proud traditions and roots in every bottle. The Grande Reserve NV is a Chardonnay–Pinot Noir–Pinot Meunier blend, in which you can expect a rich, but far from overbearing taste, infused with appley and honey flavours.
A Champagne brand often served at French state dinners, the Taittinger Champagne house is known for consistently producing excellent wines, and the Taittinger Champagnes offered at The Fizzy Tarté are no exception. The Brut Reserve is the definition of its delicate but slightly daring house style, with citrus flavours accompanied with notes of honey. The Prestige Brut Rosé, notably pink in colour, offers an aroma of fresh red berries as well as balanced red fruit flavours on the palate. Why not come and join us in Bownes on Windermere for a Glass or two?
A prominent name in Champagne, Moët & Chandon is one of the world’s largest Champagne producers, as well as the house behind well known and high end brands such as Dom Pérignon. Feeling adventurous? Dare to be different and try our Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, am innovative twist on the traditional Champagne beverage. The sweet flavours and delectable honey notes form a product designed specifically to be drank over ice. Perfect for those sunnier days.
A Champagne house synonymous with creativity and innovation. From the northern location of their vineyards, to collaborations with Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gauliter, Piper-Heidsieck clearly thrives off daring and unique ventures. The house like their products bold but effortlessly elegant, which is exactly what you should expect from the Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes on offer at The Fizzy Tarté.
Krug is a Champagne house which prides itself on its preservation of Savour-Faire. Production at Krug remains very much a human process, and although the procedure maybe laborious, craftsmanship and unparalleled quality is guaranteed with every bottle as a result. This unconventional and rebellious style reflects the wines that are produced, consisting of racy and decadent flavours that may take you by surprise.
Louis Roederer is a Champagne house of exceptional quality and aristocratic elegance. Deservedly famous for its Cristal Champagne, it is a wine both powerful and delicate to taste. With the precision and balance of flavours, it is no surprise that the Cristal range by Louis Roederer is held in such high esteem.
Laurent-Perrier seeks to produce quality wines based on their signature house style of freshness, lightness and elegance. It is those desired qualities that you will find in the Laurent-Perrier Brut L.P. For a more structured, but equally fresh tasting wine, opt for the Laurent-Perrier Curvee Brut. Inspired by the era dominated by the reign of French King Henri IV, the Champagne is an original in terms of its history, the way its made, and the design of its distinctive, regal looking bottle.
Commonly known as ‘Ace of Spades’, Armand de Brignac is celebrated for both its full flavoured wines and their iconic, showstopping bottles. Did you know all the labels on Armand de Brignac bottles are made of real pewter, polished, and applied by hand?
Armand de Brignac Brut Gold has won praise from wine critics and connoisseurs from across the globe. Recently of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold was selected as the No. 1 Champagne in the World in a blind tasting of 1,000 brands. The title is well deserved, as the wine boats fresh and lively aromas, a deliciously creamy texture, with a smooth, silky finish. The depth of flavour on the palate, as well as its stunning packaging, proves that rigorous attention to detail is of great importance to this elite Champagne house headed by the Cattier family.
From its artistic collaborations to the stunning detail featured on Perrier-Jouët bottles, this Champagne house seeks for aesthetic beauty as well as on the palate. The Belle Epoque Rosé available at The Fizzy Tarté is a multi-seasonal wine. It combines delicate and complex harmonies, forming a perfectly balanced wine.
For those who prefer Champagne with a dryer finish we recommend wines produced by the Pommery Champagne House. The Pommery Brut Rosé Apanage offered at The Fizzy Tarté is a pale rosé, bursting with fresh and vivacious flavours. This bottle is perfectly paired with desserts, especially with those of a fruity nature.
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