Category: Champagne Tasting Guides

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Champagne Ruinart

In September 1729, the modern-day champagne business officially began when a wealthy cloth merchant from Epernay called Nicolas Ruinart opened the doors of the first official Champagne House. Perhaps it was destiny that Nicoas’s uncle(...

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Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Captivating the Americans Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first champagne-maker ever to travel to America. His great uncle Florenz-Louis Heidsieck had emigrated from Germany and founded Champagne Heidsieck & Co in Reims just a few...

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Champagne Rene Geoffroy

Established in the heart of the Marne Valley since the 17th century Champagne Rene Geoffroy is the No 1 grower in Cumieres (the most sun drenched and therefore earliest ripening village in Champagne) Its a...

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Champagne Pierre Gimonnet

The Gimonnet family have been growers in Cuis, at the top of the Cotes des Blancs for over two centuries, and producing wines under their own label since the 1930s. They family own 25...

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Champagne Taittinger

Although a ‘young’ family by Champagne history standards (they only entered the wine industry in 1931), the House of Taittinger is one of Champagne’s most ‘political’ and forward thinking producers. Members of the House...