Co-op win some sparkle back

5 September 2014

champagne At last! It's some good news for the Co-op!

In fact, let's all get some of their own brand vintage champagne to celebrate, as it's just trousered three top gongs at the Champagne & Sparking Wine World Championships (CSWWC).

Man. Imagine how amazing it would be to attend the Champagne & Sparking Wine World Championships.

Co-op’s £24.99 Les Pionniers 2004 Brut got garnered the Best Vintage Blend, Best Value Champagne and Best Supermarket Champagne prize action.

The Brut is made in the Piper-Heidsieck champagne house in France

In a blind taste test, at specialist wine school Plumpton College the judges wolfed down 650 different wines from across 16 countries, before - probably after having a well-deserved lie-down - deciding on 30 winners.

And for each Gold winner, they were all blind-tasted again to make sure. Nice work.

The big winner, or the Supreme World Champion, was the Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002. The judges chorused: “This is possibly the most amazing result of the entire competition. The 2004 Les Pionniers is as much a tribute to the winemaking skill of the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck winemaking team, under the direction of Régis Camus.”

A possibly quite merry himself Ben Cahill, the Champagne Buyer at Co-operative Food said: “We’re really proud to have a long-standing relationship with Regis Camus who offers his expert wine making skills from one of the best Champagne producers in the world. And, now matured for 10 years, our own-label vintage champagne is at its best age for drinking and is a steal.”

See you down the booze aisle as soon as work finishes.

1 comment

  • Jessie J.
    Just off to nick a couple of bottles.

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