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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

Jean-Paul et Sophie Lafage Portraits of winegrowers

Jean-Paul Lafage

Who could imagine in the early 2000s that wine in Bag in Boxes (or BiBs) would become a trendy product? Jean-Paul Lafage, creator of the range of wines in BiBs “Collection Verre après Verre” [...

Paolo Basso, G. Forget, Chantale Bara et Frédéric (S.I.) Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Paul Bara

To learn what the value of labour and the taste of good work are, nothing is better than a visit at a wine grower’s. And to learn more about the precision of the tastes, aromas and flavours, what...

Alice Paillard et son père Bruno Paillard Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Bruno Paillard

How would you define the Bruno Paillard house of Champagne? We are a small traditional house ceaselessly trying to produce wines that are at once elegant and complex, built around a tight acidic...

La famille Launay Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Pierre Launay

It is the story of three brothers, Laurent, Lionel and Jérôme. It is also the story of Pierre, the founding father. Then it is the story of a ‘terroir’, the Sezannais, a chalky coast at the...

A. Rosengren, P. Faure-Brac, P. Basso et B. Lhopital Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne J de Telmont

If you ever wondered what the ‘J’ in “J de Telmont” stood for, stop wondering. It does not stand for anything. Telmont is not the winemakers’s last name, and the J is not his first initial. It is a...

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...

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