The World’s Most Admired Champagne Brands 2024 Drinks International Report


Now in its 11th year, Drinks International gathered a panel of industry experts to collect their votes. This jury, composed of renowned sommeliers, retail buyers, wholesalers, bar managers, Masters of Wine, elite bartenders and wine journalists, were invited to select the five brands they admire the most, in descending order.

The selection criteria focused on several essential aspects: the quality and consistency of each brand’s champagne, with particular attention paid to their entire range including their flagship non-vintage; the strength of their branding and marketing; the quality-price ratio across the range; respect and admiration for the champagne house; and finally, the strength of the brand compared to its competitors in the champagne sector.

The brands on this list are all recognized, prestigious and widely available around the world. They have generally demonstrated a high level of consistent quality over a long period of time. However, renowned champagne expert Giles Fallowfield highlighted changes in the rankings, influenced by vintage quality, marketing initiatives and other global affairs. Its in-depth harvest report and profile of each house featured in our prestigious list provide valuable insight into current trends and developments in the champagne market.

Of course there are fluctuations in the rankings but some brands are unwavering, most of all Louis Roederer whom have now topped the list for the fifth year running. The mixture of experimentation and consistent reinvention, striving for excellence, clever and subtle marketing and most importantly top quality wines across the range has made them so successful.

As Giles Fallowfield from Drinks International puts it:
Louis Roederer has come top in the Most Admired Champagne Brands for five consecutive years, which no-other brand has done before, it is a fantastic achievement. This is no accident, it is the result of a lot of hard work, striving to improve every aspect of the business, constantly looking to make improvements both in the management of the vineyard and the winemaking.”

 

1 Louis Roederer Non mover
2 Krug Non mover
3 Bollinger Non mover
4 Billecart-Salmon Up 1
5 Pol Roger Up 2
6 Dom Perignon Non mover
7 Charles Heidsieck Down 3
8 Ruinart Up 1
9 Taittinger Down 1
10 Perrier-Jouet Up 6
11 Laurent Perrier Up 3
12 Jacquesson Down 2
13 Drappier Up 1
14 Veuve Clicquot Up 3
15 Philipponnat Down 4
16 Bruno Paillard Down 4
17 Moet & Chandon Up 1
18 Rare Up 3
19 Henriot Down 1
20 Deutz Down 2
21 Telmont New entry
22 GH Mumm Up 8
23 Gosset Re-entry
24 Lanson Non mover
25 Piper-Heidseick Down 3
26 Pommery Down 1
27 Alfred Gratien Down 2
28 Veuve-Fourny Down 3
29 Palmer Down 7
30= Ayala New entry
30= Lallier Down 2