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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

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François Carillon Portraits of winegrowers

François Carillon

François Carillon is the heir of an old ligneage of wine growers who are rooted in Puligny since the 17th century. With a desire for renewal while preserving the tradition, he takes his independence...

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Château Hannetot

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...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Pierrail

In the far east of the vineyard of Bordeaux, 75 km away from the capital city of Aquitaine, in the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOCs, Château Pierrail benefits from a privileged position on the...

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...

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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...

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