Wine and spirits magazine Drinks International has recently released its Most Admired Champagne Brands 2022 survey that lists and explains what they consider to be the top 30 Champagne Houses (NM and CM).

The survey, in its 9th year, is based on the comments of more than 300 of the world’s leading sommeliers, retail buyers, wholesalers, bar managers, Masters of Wine (MW), elite bartenders, and specialist wine writers.

Each one of them was asked to select the 5 champagne brands among Houses (NM) and Cooperatives (CM) they most admire in descending order. The voters were advised to consider:

  • The quality and consistency of the brand’s champagne, paying particular attention to its flagship non-vintage expression, but also focusing on the entire range.
  • The strength of the branding and marketing.
  • The price-to-quality ratio on offer across the range. Does it justify its price point?
  • How much they respect and admire the champagne house.
  • How strong the brand is in relation to its peers within the champagne sector.

The brands featured on this list are all established, prestigious, and widely enjoyed across the world. They have generally displayed high levels of consistent quality over a long period of time.

You can learn more about them in our extensive coverage of the best Champagne houses.

We find it worth noting these houses:

-Krug that reaches its highest position since 2019 at 2nd place

-Jacquesson that enters the top 10

-Veuve Clicquot that moves up 4 places to reach the 11th position

-Drappier that made an impressive improvement moving up 14 places from 30th to 16th

Rare that ranks for the first time on its own-at the 15th place-after the brand was detached from Piper-Heisdieck

-Perrier-Jouët that climbed 5 positions to 17th

-Bruno Paillard that climbed 9 positions to 19th

-Philipponnat up 2 positions to 22nd

-Lanson up 3 positions to 23rd

-Deutz up 2 positions also to 23rd

-Mumm up 2 positions to 27th

The 30 Most Admired Champagne Brands of 2021

See below the list of 2021.