Eats and treats

Nicolas Feuillate Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte was an extremely successful New York coffee merchant, but in the 1970s he turned his attention from coffee to champagne and bought a plot of land in the Champagne region of France. The new enterprise rapidly developed and in 1976 he decided to create his own brand.

It proved a success but his own vineyards were not sufficient to fulfil demands so 10 years later he joined forces with the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne to guarantee sufficient production levels whilst still maintaining quality.

Sadly, Nicolas Feuillate died 10 August 2014 but his memory lives on in the excellent champagne that bears his name.

One Fo(u)r quarter bottles

We don’t need an excuse to drink champagne, but nevertheless we don’t necessarily want to drink a whole bottle; but half bottles were a great compromise. Now much to our delight we have discovered that the Brut and Brut Rosé Nicolas Feuillate come in quarter bottles (20 cl), a perfect treat for one.

Both are delicious – the Brut Rosé a pretty, delicate pink with lovely red fruit flavours; whilst the elegant Brut is softly fruity and floral.

The bottles with their attractive metallic labels studded with tiny stars – gold and yellow for Brut and pink for the Brut Rosé – look really elegant, making them, if you can bear to part with them, perfect presents; a wonderful treat especially for somebody on their own. 

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