Lanson has released its Black Label variety in a smaller half-sized bottle for the first time in the UK.

The Champagne brand is hoping that the new size, which equates to a glass and a half each if shared between two, will catch on as a gift idea leading up to Christmas.

A Champagne Lanson spokesperson told just-drinks: "Black Label Brut brand's sales are strong to current market dynamics and the small bottle range can gain on that market."
The 375ml bottles of the Lanson Black Label Brut, a blend of three grape varieties, are available at UK retailer Sainsbury's, retailing at GBP12.99 (US$24.30).