• The Largest Collection of Magnums Served by the Glass in the UK

    9 March 2020

    Size Matters as St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys celebrates the roaring 2020s with the largest collection of magnums served by the glass in the UK

    Size matters when it comes to Champagne, and Europe’s longest Champagne Bar, St Pancras by Searcys, will be sizing up its Champagne, pouring all Brut collection exclusively from magnum bottles throughout April. Reminiscent of the decadent 1920s, St Pancras will be celebrating the 2020s with plenty of bubbles served in coupes.

    Leading experts in Champagne and sparkling wine, Searcys will serve all Brut Champagne by the glass from a magnum at its Champagne Bar at St Pancras throughout April, to allow all its guests to enjoy a greater tasting experience. In what is set to be the largest collection of magnums poured at a bar in the UK, guests are invited to share the love (and the bottle) this spring.

    Known to be superior in taste, magnum Champagne ages better in the bottle due to the size, maturing more slowly and for a longer period of time, which in turn enriches the taste. Often seen as the best from a Champagne producer, a magnum pour results in a more complex and harmonious taste, enhancing the Champagne experience for drinkers. Only available as Brut Champagnes bottles will include; a Lanson Père et Fils, a Taittinger Brut Réserve, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée, Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, and a Carte d’Or Brut from sustainable Champagne house Drappier. English sparkling wine will be represented by magnums of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée.

    A showstopper in size, a magnum adds a touch of theatre to any occasion and an Instagrammable moment for the guests. Double the volume of standard bottle, each bottle pours 12 glasses, making it the perfect accompaniment to group parties and dining.

    Alongside the exclusive serves, guests will be offered a choice of glassware with Coupe vs. Flute; choosing from the traditional flute, or as a nod of the 1920s, a coupe.

    Reminiscent of images from 1920s parties and movie stars, guests can celebrate with bubbles in the original coupe; the classic glassware first made for Champagne (rumoured to be modelled on Marquise de Pompadour) and is designed to be more taste orientated. Its wide bowl design gives a fuller taste, emphasising the full body of the wine above the bubbles. For those who prefer a bit more fizz, experts favour the flute, which enhances the aroma and flow of the bubbles.

    Available at the St Pancras Champagne Bar, magnums will be available from 1 -30 April 2020, starting from £10.50 per glass, or from £140 a bottle. Full range available with tasting notes below:

    Lanson Père et Fils, Brut, NV

    Aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is a rich and elegant Champagne, golden in colour and with a rich aroma of ripe fruits, honey and spices

    Taittinger Brut Réserve, Brut, NV

    A blend of Chardonnay (40%), Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (60%) wines from over 35 different vineyards, aged for a minimum of three years where it reaches the peak of aromatic maturity. Golden yellow in colour, it is lively and fresh, with aromas of fruit and brioche, as well as a fragrance of peach, white flowers and vanilla.

    Laurent Perrier La Cuvée, Brut, NV

    La Cuvee is pale gold with steady streams of fine bubbles, evoking notes of citrus fruits and white flowers, with the palate as full-bodied, complex & creamy.

    Drappier, Carte d’Or Brut, NV

    A blend of 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, it is a Champagne which opens with aromas of peach and stoned fruits and is ideal as an aperitif.

    Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV

    Clear, light straw colour with persistent bubbles, and with a fresh, green apple aroma, it opens with a slight sweetness balanced by clean acidy, ending on a biscuit-honey finish.

    Veuve Fourny, Vertus, Blanc de Blancs extra Brut

    A 100% Chardonnay from Veuve Fourny, known as a delicate Champagne white flowers, white peaches and a gentle sweet brioche aroma. Great as an aperitif or served with oysters.

    Lanson Green Label

    Lanson’s Organic pour, which is produced using organic grapes grown exclusively on an estate vineyard at Verneuil, in the heart of the Marne valley. Aged for 3 years, it is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier, giving it a rich amber gold colour. The background aromas express intense notes of pear, peach and blackcurrant, with a touch of citrus and spices.

    Nyetimber Classic Cuvée NV

    The signature wine of Nyetimber. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with three years bottle ageing, providing balance of fruit and depth of flavour.

    Searcys Selected Cuvée

    Searcys own Selected Cuvée is elegant and complex Champagne. Straw yellow in colour, the serve denotes aromas of peach and plum, with notes of citrus.