Dave DeSimone FWS

Where to Enjoy a Glass of Bubbly in Hampshire

Ruppert-Leroy Delivers Sparkling Gems From Southern Champagne

By Dave DeSimone FWS / 6th April 2023

The quiet French village of Essoyes seems an unlikely place to discover some of Champagne’s most intriguing and delicious wines. After all Essoyes is over 100 miles from the epicenter of Reims, Champagne’s unofficial capital. And with just over 700 inhabitants, Essoyes is best known as Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s summer home. He painted memorable scenes…

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