Host Responsibility

Champagne Direct 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 two stages of age verification.  

Minimum age to receive champagne from Champagne Direct
The people receiving the wine must be aged 18 or over.

Serve champagne with food
We encourage the responsible enjoyment of fine champagne – please enjoy Jean-Marc in moderation and serve with food. 

Whenever you’re providing alcohol, serve food that stays in the body longer – for example meats, cheeses, breads, pasta, potatoes, vegetables. 

Water and low alcohol drinks
Have plenty of water, non-alcoholic drinks (soda water with a dash of real lemon juice is absolutely yummy) and low alcohol drinks readily available when serving and entertaining. 

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.  If you are having a party, it is helpful to appoint a bartender who can moderate the pours and keep an eye on consumption. 

Please do not drink if you are pregnant or if there is any chance you may be pregnant.

Safe transportation
Don’t drink and drive!  Use a bus, train, Uber or taxi or choose a designated driver when going out. Provide alternative transport solutions and make travel contact details prominent when you’re the host. 

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 – so serving these can help reduce overall consumption.

Glassware sizes
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.

Safe Drinking Information
If you would like to find out more about the safe consumption of alcohol, we recommend you visit the following websites:

The Health Promotion Agency of New Zealand     

New Zealand Police

Drinkaware UK


“We have had the pleasure of having a relationship with Champagne Direct for many years. They are our preferred providers of champagne for our High Tea services and events and offer an excellent product. We have always found them to be professional and provide an excellent service. They are proactive in reminding us prior to our High Tea service, informing us when they are away and delivery is very quick. Don and Leanne are great to work with! We would recommend them to anyone in need of champagne.”


“I have used the services of Don McLean from Champagne Direct for a number of years and from the outset was impressed with the product, the ultra-friendly service and the quick turnaround in receiving my order (usually next day). The champagne is delicious – I had to try it myself after hearing from so many of my clients how good it is – and they weren’t wrong. Nothing is a problem for Don and his wife Leanne and I have really felt they care about the clients they work with. Give your clients a real treat with this great gift!”


“Champagne Direct’s exceptional service and products allow us to surprise, celebrate and delight our clients who have recently purchased or sold their homes. Over the many years of placing requests for nationwide deliveries we have never had any hiccups, deliveries are swift and efficient, and we very much appreciate Don and Leanne’s proactive and professional communications”.


Champagne Direct – the name says it all. Their champagne, Jean-Marc Vigrèux-Frere – with its delicate fine bubbles supported by subtle aromas of green apple, lemon, gingerbread & nuts make this champagne the ideal pairing from aperitif to desert, commiseration to celebration. My wife Helen and her friends drink Jean-Marc with a degree of enthusiastic regularity playing Bridge and dreaming of visiting the sun-soaked vineyards of France. For me the bright sparkle of bubbles mean celebration and glamour and more often than not the distinct possibility of romance!!

The ”Direct” in the name is how Don & Leanne present and deliver their “dancing bottle with legs”. Their presentation – gift wrapping – is as gorgeous as the bottle content not to mention their attention to detail. When a proposed party was postponed because of Covid, Leanne & Don sent out a number of individually wrapped Jean-Marc champagne to my close friends all personalised with a card enclosed – AMAZING.

Champagne Direct – the name tells the story – the testimonial tells quality and the personalised service.


“Champagne Direct is a highly professional, customer focused and reliable business that the Zone Team are delighted to use as their one stop client gift providers. We get extremely positive feedback from our clients once they receive the gift from us and the personal touch with the gift card using our logo displayed takes Champagne Direct to another level. We can highly recommend Champagne Direct to provide the professional efficient service that they do and the team are amazing to deal with”.


“My business uses Champagne Direct to send thank you gifts to franchisees to recognise and thank them when they go above and beyond generating sales in their area. I’ve been a client now for many years and cannot recommend their service enough. They keep my logo and database on hand and all I need to do is ask them to send the gifts out. The gifts look gorgeous, the champagne is just delicious and the Champagne Direct team are just brilliant!”


“When looking for a corporate gift to mark any special occasion we don’t look anywhere except Champagne Direct. One call, email or text and we know Don & Leanne have everything in hand. Be it a local or out of town recipient, we can relax knowing delivery will be efficient and the packaging, including our personal message, will impress. The product itself is top-shelf, multi-award winning and we love the fact that it’s exclusive, not a supermarket special. For a trouble free, sure to please gift, we thoroughly recommend Champagne Direct”.


“Here at Allen and Clarke we pride ourselves with working with many great suppliers. I have worked at Allen and Clarke for 8 years and I have dealt with Don from Champagne Direct for that long. I always receive outstanding customer service and great champagne products. I recommend Champagne Direct if you want quality, cost effectiveness and great service”.