Storing Jean-Marc Champagne
It is recommended that you store Jean-Marc below 25 degrees celsius, as there will likely be a deterioration in wine quality if stored above this temperature. We also recommend champagne isn’t kept in the fridge for more than a couple of weeks. When storing Jean-Marc, please keep the champagne away from direct light and avoid fluctuations in temperature.
Champagne should always be served in a classic champagne flute. This promotes the rise of the bubbles and best presents the champagne.
It is best to clean your flutes by hand - not in the dishwasher. Wash in clean warm/hot water with a mild dishwashing soap, then rinse in clean warm/hot water. Drain, then dry with a clean linen or cotton tea towel.
Chilling your flutes reduces the bubbles, so it is advised to keep your glasses at room temperature before serving.
Chilling your Jean-Marc champagne
Fill a champagne bucket half with ice and half with water. Chill your bottle for 30 to 45 minutes and then serve.
Don't place champagne bottles in the freezer - trying to chill them rapidly undermines the flavour, and bottles may also break if left in the freezer. Place bottles in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours before serving at the ideal serving temperature of between 6 to 8 degrees celsius.
Removing the cork
Please be very careful when removing a champagne cork. Hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle, pointing away from people, and
remove the foil, then the wire. Hold the cork and twist the bottle, gently releasing the cork and pressure - loud 'pops' are best avoided.
Flying corks can cause an eye injury – so please make sure you ease the cork out slowly. A good idea is to drape a napkin over the cork before loosening it. Pour a small amount into each glass, allow it to settle, then fill to a maximum of 2/3 height.
Please see the Host Responsibility tab at the bottom of each page for safe drinking guidelines.