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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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Xavier et Nathalie 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...

Gosset Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Gosset

The famous “oldest Champagne wine making house” recently experienced a major change. In 2009 it left its native village of Ay to relocate in Epernay. It settled in an impressive 19th-century...

Samuel Ferjou, directeur export, et Marie Luce Thiéry, chef de cave. Portraits of winegrowers

Maison Jeeper

To produce an exceptional Champagne, bottled in a singular vessel, and set its name way up there with the stars of the Champagne appellation. Such is the goal of Nicolas Dubois, the man at the head...

Didier Mariotti et Ross Lovegrove Portraits of winegrowers

Mumm changes the rules

Under the leadership of Didier Mariotti, its Cellar Master, who joined the house back in 2003, Mumm has caught the world’s attention through a new range of remarkable Champagnes, and a ceaseless...

Éric Taillet Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne éric Taillet

From the heart of the Marne Valley, Eric Taillet is intent on restoring the glory of an often disdained grape variety.   Eric Taillet is a man of many missions. Cheerful, with sparkling blue eyes...

A. Rosengren et Hervé Dantan Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Lanson

Stepping in the hallway of Lanson in Reims is like stepping into the history of Champagne. The house was founded in 1760 by François Delamotte who owned vineyards in Ay and Cumières. In 1798 it...

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