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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


Patrick, Serge et Jacques Bouey Portraits of winegrowers

Bouey House

The Bouey family’s history in the wine took roots in the Medoc region where they purchased their first vineyards in 1821. The trade house has been created in 1958 by Roger Bouey and his sons André...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Petrus opens doors to Paolo Basso

Château Petrus, a myth in Bordeaux, an icone of Pomerol (an appellation of the right bank) welcomed Paolo Basso, Best Sommelier of the World 2013, in May for a tasting of the 2015 vintage. In the...

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Lehmann Glass

At the Crayères Restaurant in Reims where he is head sommelier (and where more Champagne is sold than in any other restaurant in France) Philippe Jamesse felt a lingering frustration with the...

Yann et Frédéric (SI), T. Hamon, A. Rosengren, H. Pignio, O. Collin, E. Beaumard, M. d'Hainaut et G. Olivier Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Ulysse Collin

Olivier Collin, winemaker and owner of Champagnes Ulysse Collin, is a person of high stature. Physically, he stands tall, at 6 foot 2 inches. For his winemaking abilities and for his intimate...

A. Rosengren, Charlotte, Erick et Valentin de Sousa Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne de Sousa

For Erick De Sousa, head of the De Sousa family and Champagnes, winemaking is not just a profession. It is a dedication, almost a religious calling. His wines are the expression of that passion...

Y. Chapier, P. Basso, Frédéric (S.I.), A. Rosengren, C. Philipponnat, P. Faure-Brac, E. Allouche, Yann (S.I.) Portraits of winegrowers


The Philipponnat family has lived in Ay and Mareuil sur Ay, heart of the Champagne region, since the year 1522. It is the proud owner of a vineyard that includes the legendary Clos des Goisses, the...