Champagne in Alderley Edge

PUBLISHED: 15:32 19 August 2014 | UPDATED: 23:07 23 October 2015

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Alderley Edge has a reputation for its champagne lifestyle - so is it possible to drink bubbly in the bars from morning until night? Janet Reeder went to find out.

Corks Out, Alderley EdgeCorks Out, Alderley Edge

It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. In the interests of research we went to discover whether it is possible to drink fizz any time of the day in the champagne capital of the UK. Naturally we don’t advocate this as a lifestyle choice...we couldn’t stand the hangovers for a start.

 

Starting early

Corks Out is the local off licence and so naturally our first stop on our quest. As you may expect this isn’t a place to surreptitiously purchase alcohol. Here the grape and hop are positively celebrated. You can sit in comfortable chairs and sip your favourite fizz from a sizeable section devoted to Alderley’s fave tipple at any time of the day - hooray!

Manager Bernie Snagg who took over in February says it’s possible to start quaffing as soon as the shop opens at 10am, until it closes at 10pm. So what to choose? A bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose is £55 with £5 corkage per bottle although if you really want to push the boat out you can enjoy a bottle of Ace of Spades by Armand De Brignac at £410 a pop or Louis Roederer Crystal Rose, £450.

Corks Out hosts an annual Champagne tasting event which this year is at the Alderley Edge Hotel on June 12th. For a £30 ticket gusts will enjoy canapés and lashings of fizz. Surely it’s the event of the champagne season!

The Yard, Alderley EdgeThe Yard, Alderley Edge

 

Boho bubbly

The Yard is one of Alderley Edge’s coolest locations. Part organic foodstore, restaurant and health food emporium, it’s also a fashionable night time venue for music, films and arty stuff. Head here for brunch or lunch. The freshly baked croissants and jam and cappuccino are to die for. Salad for lunch is really no hardship. This is the kind of place you’d find in a European village and it’s run by people so attractive it could star in the movie of its own life. Of course they have champagne. it would be rude not to! Even their juice queen Sadie was persuaded to sip one glass for our photographs. She advises mixing fizz with some freshly squeezed organic juices for a refreshing summer cocktail.

 

Afternoon drinkies

Afternoon drinking is a bit of a guilty pleasure (not as guilty as a morning drink perhaps?) but let’s not allow that to stop us. We’re letting the good times roll at the Botanist. While the sun shines could there be anything more delightful than sipping champagne on a summer afternoon? They have a good long list of champagnes from Cordon Rouge NV at £29.95 a bottle to “champagne legend” Dom Perignon vintage at £140 a bottle.

The Botanist, Alderley EdgeThe Botanist, Alderley Edge

And few experiences can beat sitting in the sunshine sitting champagne, so we are heading to Gusto where the front terrace is a magnet for those who enjoy a spot of people- watching.

 

Fizz at nightfall

The Grill on the Edge is one of the most popular spots for locals in the village and it has an extensive list of champagne that includes a £70.00 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Reims, France, £85.00 Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Epernay, France and £180.00 Krug Grand Cuvee Brut NV Reims, France to accompany your “perfect steak”.

However for sheer elegance the Alderley Edge Hotel is our stop. Here it is possible to drink a highly enjoyable bottle of 3049 – Cuvee Dom Perignon Rose 1996, £405, whilst enjoying superior cuisine in an upscale environment, that is so right for Alderley Edge. We may have to return here for a champagne-fuelled “Ultimate Girlie Weekend”. For £132 per person we can enjoy a three-course dinner in the Brasserie, overnight stay and breakfast as well as beauty treatments courtesy of private local beauty spa, Rejuvenating Rooms. ( you have a choice between XEN-TAN (spray tan or cosmetic tan), and Manicure (File, cuticle removal, hand massage, application of polish) and, Pedicure (File, cuticle removal, rough skin removal, foot massage, application of polish) OR Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Anti-Ox Facial). Champagne of course is extra!

 

The Grill On The Edge, Alderley EdgeThe Grill On The Edge, Alderley Edge

Into the night

Ok. it becomes a lot easier to indulge in our favourite tipple. The Bubble Room is of course famous for it. You can kick off your “journey” with a £20 bottle during Champagne Fridays from 4pm-9pm - ooh! danger, danger! This is as close as it gets to a champagne bar and it’s a pretty good venue to let your hair down. Enjoy some treats from the Modern British themed menu perhaps? Or maybe hire out the private room for a special occasion. We’re not suggesting this will be a lost weekend but you might find yourself heading back to the Bubble Room on Sunday night for their Live Music Nights which kick off at 7.30pm with music from popular bands and individual artists.

 

 

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