Champagnedirect Tres Bon Limited is committed to the safe provision of champagne in the community, in compliance with liquor sales legislation. As an Off-Licence remote seller it is our policy to promote end user health and safety practicably.
Minimum Purchase age
You or your gift recipients must be 18 years of age or older. Our website has 2 stages of age verification. We may additionally request you to video contact us. This enables you and your photo identification to be checked
Minimum age to Receive Wine
Persons actually receiving the wine must be aged 18 or over
Couriers or ourselves will not deliver liquor without appropriate photo identification if there is any uncertainty about the age of the person receiving the wine at the delivery address.
Photo identification is the only acceptable form of identification when delivering.
Three forms of acceptable ID are:
- New Zealand photo drivers licence.
- Passport NZ or International, it must be valid and original
- HANZ 18+ Card (Hospitality Association of New Zealand)
We will only use couriers with signature required service and a written liquor delivery policy that ensures the above age verification is undertaken.
Serve with food
We encourage the responsible enjoyment of fine Champagne - please enjoy Jean Marc in moderation and serve with food. Google "champagne and food matches" for delightful recipe ideas.
Whenever you're providing alcohol serve food that stays in the body longer - eg. meats, cheeses, breads, pasta, potatoes, veges. Salty chippies and rice crackers aren't really a champagne pairing and salt makes people thirstier.
Water and low alcohol drinks
Have plenty of water, non alcoholic drinks (soda water with a dash of real lemon juice is a healthy favourite) and low alcohol drinks readily available when serving and entertaining. Check the sugar content on soft and fruit drinks - sugar can be unhealthy.
Serving responsibly and avoiding intoxication
Take it easy - aim for no more than one standard drink per hour. Have a glass of water between alcoholic drinks. Only refill empty glasses. Do not serve intoxicated persons. It is helpful to appoint a bartender who can moderate the pours and keep an eye on consumption.
Avoid alcohol during pregnancy. Stop drinking alcohol if there is any chance you may be pregnant.
Don't drink and drive! Use a bus, train or cab or choose a designated driver when going out. Do provide alternative transport solutions, make taxi contact details and dial a driver contacts prominent when you're the host. Uber is another solution.
Alcohol content and standard drinks
Jean Marc has an alcohol content of 12% (this is less than many still wines). Each 750 ml bottle contains 7.1 Standard Drinks. For comparison, a bottle of 13% alcohol wine has 7.7 Standard Drinks and a bottle of 14% alcohol wine has 8.3 Standard drinks. Our 375 ml bottles are 3.6 standard drinks - serving these can help reduce overall consumption.
Serving champagne in a smaller flute reduces consumption (and your bottle goes further). A 180ml size flute holds about 150ml. This is considerably more than a 150ml flute which holds 100ml approximately when filled to the same distance from the rim.
Websites with useful information about safe drinking
If you would like to find out more about the safe consumption of alcohol, we recommend you visit The Health Promotion Agency of New Zealand at
Is My Drinking Normal? www.cheers.org.nz/is-my-drinking-normal
Go on - complete the self assessment tool...! www.drinkaware.co.uk/selfassessment
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