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Gérard Basset, Marie-Luce Thiery, Paolo Basso et Nicolas Dubois Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne tour

Jeeper, born daring Jeeper, a strange name in the Champagne universe, symbol of the French liberation. In a few years’ time it has become one of the most audacious Champagnes. It dares an original design, the gastronomy, off the beaten tracks and frees its bubbles beside the greatest. It was known as the wine of the victory, it has been recognized as the wine of consecration: the brand launches a Premier Cru. Jeeper? The story of the brand started in 1949. It draws its name from the Willys Jeep given to Armand Goutorbe, a young intelligence officer who guided the allied forces, who got ... Read more

Articles

M. Chen et S. Toutoundji Focus articles

Ningxia in Chine, a new wine for Stéphane Toutoundji, flying winemaker from Bordeaux

Sparsely populated and hosting an important community of Hui muslims, the region of Ningxia located in the centre of China at an altitude of 2,000 meters has many assets for the wine growing: its...

Castillon la Bataille Breakaways in the vineyards

the atypical wine tourism in Côtes de Bordeaux

Created in 2007, the Côtes de Bordeaux trade union gathers under the same banner the terroirs of Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon, Francs and Sainte-Foy with a collective brand: the Côtes de Bordeaux AOC (...

Xavier Charbaut Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Guy Charbaut

The Guy Charbaut champagne house is located in the very center of the “premier cru” village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. One has to walk through the porch to grasp the full view of the XIXth century stone...

Nicolas Dubois Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Jeeper

Choix du Chardonnay, tri des raisins et sélections des meilleurs jus, vinifications sous bois et élevages en fûts, vieillissement dans une bouteille spécialement conçue, recours à une levure indigène...

Paolo Basso et Philippe Thieffry Portraits of winegrowers

The Veuve Clicquot Spirit

  Could you tell us what defines the “Veuve Clicquot Spirit”? For me, as an oenologist, what best defines the spirit of Veuve Clicquot, is the Carte Jaune cuvée. It is our most iconic cuvée, and...

Portraits of winegrowers

Edouard Altermatt & Nicolas Prégat The hidden side of ICEMAX!

Can you present ICEMAX in a few words? Above all ICEMAX is a friendship that started three years ago with the purchase of the company created 10 years earlier by Nicolas Menault, an engineer native...

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