SIP Champagnes reveal their top three fizz for Valentine’s Day

Sip Valentines

Pop your cork for champagne this Valentine’s Day

The UK’s specialist champagne retailer of the year, Sip Champagnes,  has revealed its top three selection of unique, rare and limited production bottles for this Valentine’s Day.

As well as the UK’s widest selection of grower champagnes, Sip Champagnes focuses on newly discovered and fully independent producers that can’t be found in supermarkets or anywhere else.

Sip Valentines

1. Bonnaire Love Story – £95 per bottle

New release of the 2012 vintage (widely regarded as one of the best vintages of the century), it’s made from a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from the oldest vines the house owns in the Grand Cru villages of Cramant (Chardonnay) and Bouzy (Pinot Noir). It’s oak vinified in 6/7-year-old 228L Burgundy oak barrels and aged on cork.

For more information and to order online, go to:

Bonnaire Love Story 2012


2. Perrine Fresne ‘Les Noues’ Rosé de Saignée – £65 per bottle

The second cuvée and first rosé from this new and talented winemaker based in the Petite Montagne de Reims. Produced using old vine Meunier from a single vineyard with 12 hours of skin maceration, and vinified in oak.

A new, talented female winemaker and a different style of rosé – created using Meunier (most Rose Champagne you find is made with Pinot Noir and is blended rather than made through maceration/saignee).

For more information and to order online, go to:

Perrine Fresne 'Les Noues' Rosé de Saignée


3. Pierre Deville Primitif – £47 per bottle

80/20 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay from the esteemed Grand Cru village of Verzy. Vinified in steel and oak.

It’s rare to get a Grand Cru Champagne from Verzy at this price point. It’s also a beautiful label which is the creation of the winemaker’s grandfather, who founded the Maison. This wine is created by a family with care, attention and love in every aspect.

For more information and to order online, go to:

Pierre Deville Primitiff





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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