Tagged: meet the champagne makers

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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 Tarlant

Like many small family fish in the champagne sea, the Tarlants have been living in the heart of Champagne (in Oeuilly just outside Epernay) since the time of Dom Perignon, but only started making...

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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...

Champagne Paul Bara

The Bara family have been growing grapes in the heart of the Montagne de Reims since 1833. Their 11 hectare domaine is 100% grand cru based around the commune of Bouzy, that famous and...

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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...

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Champagne Dom Perignon

Inspired by a talented English wine publicist working for Moet et Chandon’s London agency, Simon Brothers, ‘Möet & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon’ was the first luxury champagne of modern times and a stroke of...

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Champagne Drappier

For those for whom champagne is regular rations, and therefore an eye is always open for value discovery, Drappier champagnes represent a real find. The principles and standards of this House have the integrity...