German Christmas Market in Reims

It was a wet Sunday afternoon today, but that didn’t deter us or other Christmas market enthusiasts from taking in the atmosphere and goodies on offer at the German Christmas Market in Reims, now on until the 24th December.  The array of chocolates, cheeses, sausages and unusual gifts did not disappoint, and even though it was wet and cold, the Christmas spirit was definitely in the air.

Unlike last year, to date there’s no snow  in Champagne, but there’s an ice-skating rink set up in Place du Forum anyway, and snow has been forecasted for the end of this week.  Are we happy about that or not?  Maybe….  As I often say, snow’s great when you’re ski-ing, but otherwise… well it can be a bit of a nuisance.  What do you think?

Les Molyneux Christmas Gift Shop is now OPEN!

Christmas is less than 4 weeks away, and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even begun present-buying yet.  I know that I struggle with thinking of what to buy for people, especially as I have a large number of people in my family and friendship group that I don’t see very often, but who are important to me.

I wanted to find unsual and original gifts that they certainly wouldn’t be receiving from anyone else, so that’s when I came up with the idea to offer gifts from Champagne.  Sending the bubbly around the world can often be a challenge, but champagne related gifts, directly from the region itself can be shipped anywhere.  Brilliant, I thought.  But where can I find those gifts?

That’s when I thought of my friend Laurette Barnaut from Champagne Edmond Barnaut.  Laurette has a marvellous gift shop in Bouzy where you can find all kinds of unique gifts, plus you can taste the champagnes while browsing.  Perfect!  So I went to see her and she agreed to partner with us.  We put the gift boxes together from items from her shop, and she takes care of the shipping.

So when you order your Christmas gifts from us, you may get a little surprise inside, from Laurette.  Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?


Gifts for foodies – Champagne Gastronomie

Our Champagne Gastronomie Gift Box is perfect for all those foodies in your life.  Packed full with Champagne regional specialities you simply won’t find anywhere else, we’re certain that this gift will delight and surprise anyone who loves to enjoy good food.  Here’s what you’ll find inside

  • Fossier Savoury Biscuits made specially to be enjoyed with champagne
  • 3 different flavours of mustard from local producer, Clovis – curry, cucumber, tarragon
  • Fossier chocolate and almond biscuits to enjoy anytime
  • 3 different flavours of vinegar to spice up your salad dressing – mango, raspberry, prune
  • Chocolates filled with champagne liqueurs – marc, fine and ratafia
  • Unique and delicious salad-dressing oil made from the pips, skins and stalks of the champagne grapes

A delight to the tastebuds and all wrapped up in a beautiful gift box for any appreciative palate.

Price includes all contents, gift box and shipping

Champagne Gastronomie
Our Champagne Gastronomie Gift Box is perfect for all those foodies in your life. Packed full with Champagne regional specialities you simply won’t find anywhere else. Click on the title to read more



Gifts for Him – Champagne Connoisseur


A quirky selection of great champagne related gifts all beautifully presented in our Champagne Connoisseur gift box.  Inside you’ll find:

  • A book for keeping the labels of your favourite champagnes, plus a unique system for removing the labels all in tact from the bottles
  • A little book for writing down your notes on all those wonderful champagnes you’ve tasted, so you’ll know what to look for next time
  • Test your knowledge with this fun champagne trivia quiz (in English) to amuse you and your friends at your next party
  • A hermetically sealed champagne stopper, for when you really can’t finish the bottle
  • A pourer to make sure you don’t spill a single drop
  • And a lovely apron to protect your clothes, just in case you do spill a bit

All beautifully presented in a gift box for yourself or for the special champagne connoisseur in your life

Price includes all contents, gift box and shipping

Champagne Connoisseur
A selection of unusual gifts to delight and inspire the Champagne Connoisseur in your life. Click on the title to read more.

Gifts for Her – Champagne Beauty

A luxurious selection of skin care products made from Champagne!  Perhaps you’ve heard of certain film stars bathing in champagne to keep their skin looking good.   Now you can do it too!  Our Champagne Beauty Gift Box contains the following products from the Elays Champagne range:

  • Exfoliating soap made from the champagne vines                                  125g
  • Gentle exfoliating shower gel with actual champagne                            200ml
  • Soft and silky exfoliating skin cream with champagne                           200ml
  • Special sensitive skin hand cream made with champagne                     50ml
  • Luxurious small fluffy towel with Edmond Barnaut motif

Beautifully presented in our gift box, spoil and delight yourself or someone special this Christmas

Price includes all contents, gift box and shipping


Champagne Beauty
An exclusive selection of skin care products made from Champagne! Yes really! Indulge yourself and your loved ones in these unique beauty products - you're worth it! Click on the title to read more