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We asked those who know better, and these are the dependable spots to visit when you're looking out to buy Champagne
| Dec 02 2018

 

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Bacchus

Unit 132, Ground Floor Makati Shangri-la Hotel Makati Avenue cor Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Tel. +632 813 5022

Carries Champagnes from Roederer, including Cristal as well as the excellent wines of Billecart-Salmon. The Rose non-vintage from this house is one of the best. Bollinger is another great brand they carry.

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Säntis Delicatessen

Rockwell, 28 Plaza Drive Rockwell Center, Makati City

Tel. +632 403 0144

Purveyors of Taittinger. Their prestige Comtes de Champagne is one of the finest Blanc de Blancs (100 percent Chardonnay). They used to carry the Rose version, but I haven’t seen any recently.

 

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Ground Floor, Smith Bell Building 2294 Pasong Tamo Extension Magallanes, Makati City

Tel. +632 812 3823; +632 840 5319

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This shop has gone into Champagne in a big way starting with Jacquesson. Now, the store carries Bruno Paillard, Ayala, and Delamotte. But their crown jewel is the ultra-exclusive Salon. Note though that Delamotte gets first pick of all the fruit rejected by Salon so if you’d rather not splurge on Salon, try Delamotte.

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111 Shangri-La Plaza Mall Mandaluyong City, Tel. +632 633 3556

Serendra Bonifacio High Street Taguig City, Tel. +632 846 6310

This is perhaps the best place to find older vintages of Champagne. They have  Dom Pérignon and Pol Roger, and they also carry the rather scarce vintage wines of Krug—including what is probably  the most expensive Champagne of all, Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. Dom Pérignon is widely distributed and, in fact, can even be found in supermarkets. Be wary of storage conditions, though.

 

This story first appeared in Vault Magazine Vol.5 2012.