In the eyes of Dhall & Nash, the elements that make a wine list great are; The Wine, internationally known and critically acclaimed, of optimal drinking age and referenced on internationally acclaimed lists.

Champagne – The king of sparkling wines. “… In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.” Napoleon Bonaparte. This sums it up beautifully – there’s nothing champagne can’t fix and if nothing needs fixing then you have earned it… So here are the top 3 in our book when it comes to Reference and Critical Acclaim that sing with food or are a delicious treat on their own…

NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé – The undisputed champion of the Rosé field. From The Ritz to the Gramercy Tavern this elegant specimen works on every list! Starting with delicate red fruit and citrus on the nose. Light and elegant with a crisp finish touched with raspberry. Tyson Stelzer gave this prestigious cuvée 94 points – quite a feat for a non-vintage sparkler in his eyes.

NV Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Extra Brut – This cult cuvée can be found gracing lists the world over. Found everywhere from one-star Michelin outposts like Spruce in San Francisco to the #19 in the World – Geranium.  “It encapsulates the gorgeous freshness of young Vertus chardonnay in its grapefruit, freshly picked apple and lemon blossom aromas while boring deep into its chalk mineral structure, building a great textural presence, amplified by the spicy, nutty complexity of barrel fermentation.” 94 points, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2014-2015

NV Armand de Brignac Gold ‘Ace of Spades’ – The epitome of class and opulence… Jay-Z’s own cuvée made in response to being dissed by Cristal. This is the creme de la creme of luxury found everywhere from Beyonce’s star-studded video clips to luxe hotels such as Palais Coburg. However, this bling-bling bubbles is worth its weight in gold. Lovingly hand cultivated by a dedicated team of 10 at Cattier and comprised solely of Grand Cru fruit split over three vintages to give the best expression of the region. Decanter gave it 95 points putting some serious acclaim behind this seriously luxurious wine.