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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 knowledge of the alchemy between soils and grapes, he stands also above average. And he stands out for his enthusiasm and generosity. He seems forever in high spirits, and has on his face the constant smile of a happy child.   He welcomes Arvid Rosengren, World Best Sommelier 2016, at his winery in Congy, with a couple of his single vineyard cuvees: ‘Les Enfers’ and ‘Les Roises’, both from the 2010... Read more

Portraits of winegrowers

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Hannetot - Pessac-Léognan

The wine vocation of Hannetot dates back the 18th century. The domain enters Xavier Beaumartin's family in the 30s. Hannetot then used to produce a simple wine for local customers. After an...

La gamme Clos des Lunes Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine de Chevalier

Olivier Bernard, at the head of 60 hectares at Domaine de Chevalier, pursues since his arrival at the château in 1983 the quest for excellence started by his forebearers in the 19th century. With...

Nelson Chow avec Jean-Pierre Marty à Talbot Portraits of winegrowers


By a sunny day in late September the 2017 harvest in Bordeaux is nearly finished. Nelson Chow, president of the Hong Kong and Greater China Sommelier Association, together with ten sommeliers from...

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...

Portraits of winegrowers

« Boire, voir Sociando et mourir »

Détournant la célèbre expression de Goethe saisi par la beauté de Naples, c’est ainsi qu’un amateur s’est présenté à Sociando-Mallet, espérant repartir avec quelques précieux flacons. Du haut de ses...

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...