Lucy Edwards

Interview with Hélène de Troyes: Champagne Hélène Beaugrand

By Lucy Edwards / 15th March 2023

Descendant of a long line of vignerons in the Aube region, Hélène Beaugrand launched her eponymous house in 2018 with six cuvées from her three hectares of vines in Montgueux. The village is some 10 km from Troyes and known as the Montrachet of Champagne with some of the most illustrious houses competing to source…

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The New Grower on the Block: Champagne Manon Boutillez-Guer

By Lucy Edwards / 24th January 2023

Daughter of winemakers in the village of Villers-Marmery, Manon Boutillez-Guer initially trained to become a nurse. After several years of working in Emergency Response, in 2018 she decided to go back to school to study winemaking in Avize and launched her first micro cuvees in 2020. In 2021 she was selected as the winner of…

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