A Trip To Champagne Roger Brun

10th September 2020

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Home to The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly of 2019

Champagne Roger Brun‘s Réserve Familiale 2004 Vintage took home The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Trophy in 2019 and has seen great success, with only a very small collection left.

Arriving at Champagne Roger Brun, you can see their certificates in the window showing that they won The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards in 2019 and you can even see a picture of Philippe Brun holding the trophy at the awards ceremony, entering their building, you can see the trophy displayed proudly with a couple of their Réserve Familiale 2004 bottles surrounding it, with one of these ever rare bottles being opened up for us to taste.

Then there is the man himself, Philippe Brun, he is the winemaker, a well known, well respected and well loved man in Aÿ and the whole of Champagne.

Philip knows how to make great Champagne, he prefers to make his Champagne on the slightly sweeter side and he also sells his grapes to big Champagne houses like Krug and Bollinger.

We spent several unforgettable evenings with Philippe Brun, along with a couple with his wonderfully kind family, on one of these evenings, we live streamed, for you all to see and hear about his Champagnes and to get to know the man himself, it was the longest live stream of our tour to France, clocking in at just under 2 hours and getting around 600 views in the first 24 hours, every second keeps you wanting to hear more, you can watch it here:

There is something truly amazing about being able to see and talk to the winemaker of a Champagne or Sparkling Wine house, with some, like Philippe Brun, it makes the next bottle you open 10 times more special.

To me, Champagne Roger Brun never disappoints, with their Réserve Familiale 2004, Romance Rosé and La Pelle Millésime 2013 being amongst some of my all time favourite Champagnes.

At the end of our visit, we had to sadly take back the Trophy so it can be awarded to this year’s World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly, it took some negotiation, but we finally reached an agreement, although Roger Brun doesn’t have the Trophy any more, their Réserve Familiale 2004 Champagne will always be The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly of 2019.

Thank you, Philippe, Sophie and Alexander for an unforgettable week and your very generous hospitality.

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

WSET Level 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.