Egg mayonnaise and cress sandwich – Blanc de Blancs Champagne

We would recommend pairing a blanc de blancs Champagne with more creamy or rich dishes, in particular with an Egg mayonnaise and cress sandwich, as well as buttery pastries. Made from 100% chardonnay, a blanc de blancs Champagne is known for its citrus fruit flavours and aromas. This will help to balance flavours and cut through any potential heaviness and make everything taste much lighter.

Cucumber sandwich with minted cream cheese – Zero Dosage

A zero dosage Champagne, also known as ‘Extra Brut’, is great to pair with a Cucumber sandwich. The delicate flavours pair very well with the no-frills, low-to-no sugar style, which will let the vegetables’ natural sweetness shine through.

Cheese, Nuts, And Fruit – Rosé

In addition to being the most Instagrammable of them all, Rosé Champagne is a wonderful pairing option with soft goats and ewes’ cheeses. For a fruity wine that screams “summer!”, choose a Rosé Champagne with red fruit flavours of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. On the nose, you might also be treated to heady hazelnut aromas. For those of you who are fond of cheese, try Rosé with focaccia or bruschetta layered with goats’ cheese and topped with delicious figs.

Sweet Treats – Demi-Sec

Choose a Demi-Sec Champagne to pair with your desserts, which will match with sweet pastries, chocolate and cakes. A lesser- known style currently growing in popularity, Demi-sec Champagne has a slightly sweeter dosage than Brut, that matches well with creamy, sweet, or rich dishes.


The best temperature to serve Champagne is 8-10ºC, which is around the same temperature as the cellar where the Champagne producer would have first stored it. For convenience, for your picnic, the best and quickest way to chill your Champagne is to get a bucket and fill it with water, ice, and a healthy dash of table salt. This works faster than if you just use ice, and should take around 30 mins to chill to the optimum temperature.

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