STORING JEAN-MARC CHAMPAGNE

We recommend 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 GLASSES

Champagne should be served in a classic champagne flute, but champagne coupes have never really gone out of style and are gorgeous to drink out of too. Flutes do promote the rise of bubbles in the glass.

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 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 with 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.

HOST RESPONSIBILITY

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SHOP CHAMPAGNE

“We have had the absolute pleasure of dealing with Don & Leanne at Champagne Direct for well over 15 years now! Not only is the Jean Marc champagne we buy from them one of the most crowd pleasing & delicious bubbles, but it must also be one of the best value champagnes in the whole world.

We have very happily been selling it as our house champagne by the glass and bottle even before we opened Ortega. It continues to blow our minds with all it’s gorgeous gingerbread & crisp apple & light citrusy characters.

And what’s even better than the champagne itself is Don & Leanne themselves – their service is just top notch. Everything is super quick, super easy & they are just a dream to deal with.

We are proud to say they are one of our most favourite suppliers ever. Cheers!”

— DAVEY MCDONALD. ORTEGA FISH SHACK

“A day without champagne, is a waste of time!

I met Don at our BNI Group. We tasted the various offerings from the Collection available. We love the Brut, Reserve Brut and the Grande Reserve Brut. They fit our tastes perfectly.

Dealing with both Don and Leanne makes it very easy too. Very accommodating and delivery is so easy. Don will often drop the wine off to us. Hopefully the MSO Design Team don’t try it too soon as then there will be nothing left in the work fridge for me!

Dealing with nice people is just a bonus when you are getting champagne this good.

Keep up the good work Team Champagne Direct!”

— MARK WHITECLIFFE, MSO DESIGN

“We’ve used Champagne Direct for a few years to celebrate client successes and (very occasionally) apologise for our muck-ups. Don & Leanne provide a wonderful service where nothing is too hard – the present gets delivered with our branding and personal message really quickly and is always appreciated by our clients.

We were impressed by both the fantastic champagne and their ability to cope with whatever is thrown at them, so we asked them to do a major gift ship-out to our clients at Christmas time. All handled without any stress on our part and with a lot of very happy clients”.

— ANNE STEPHENSON, CONNECTED ACCOUNTANTS LIMITED

“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!”

— DIANE DAVIDSON, EVES REALTY LTD MREINZ

“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.”

— JULIE MCGOWAN, LE CORDON BLEU, WELLINGTON

“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”.

— DELLA RANDALL

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 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 means 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.

— GORDON “MY MEDICINE IN A BOTTLE!”

“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”.

— KAREN DOUCAS, ZONE LAW & ZONE IP

“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!”

— DEREK LILLY, DREAM DOORS

“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”.

— PHILIP REEVE & AARON BURKE, RAY WHITE REAL ESTATE

“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”.

— BOBBI HEMI-RANGIWHETU, ALLEN AND CLARKE