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Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Premiere

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Premiere

Champagne Perrier-Jouët has released a limited edition vintage cuveé to celebrate spring, the Belle Epoque Edition Premiere 2007 the first ever ephemeral Champagne. Created to showcase some of the best Grand Cru Chardonnays in the region, this new cuveé is a blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir from the 2007 vintage. It will be…

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Champagne Jean-Pierre Launois

Champagne Jean-Pierre Launois

Champagne Jean-Pierre Launois is the result of vineyards grown in accordance with traditional values joined with contemporaneous aspirations. Planted around Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, the vines are located in the cote des blancs, one of the noblest of the Champagne area. The devotion of Jean-Pierre and his son Julien Launois for the gains of their labour, drives them…

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Champagne Jacquesson

Champagne Jacquesson

In 1798 Memmie Jacquesson founded the House of Jacquesson at Chalon-en-Champagne. Memmie Jacquesson was awarded a gold medal by Napoleon I in 1810. Memmie’s son Adolphe increased sales, in 1844 he invented the muselet, the wire cage that fits over the cork of a bottle of Champagne. He was created “Chevalier de Légion d’Honneur” by Napoleon 111 in…

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De Watère Cuvée Brut Blanc and Brut Rosé

De Watère Cuvée Brut Blanc and Brut Rosé

Cuvée Brut Blanc The Cuvée De Watère Brut Blanc 1er Cru is composed of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, giving it the perfect combination of maturity and freshness. Nuances of cinnamon and exotic fruit elegantly support the diversity of aromas. It pleases the eye with a wonderfully vivid foam composition while bearing a gold, light luminescent colour. This fine Champagne…

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De Watère

De Watère

Founded in 2011, the success story of this extraordinary taste adventure started with the idea of a family member of the De Watère’s, whose roots can be tracked back to 1086. Today De Watère is – among lovers of characteristic Champagne – known for its overwhelming taste and understated elegance. Created from a 1er Cru in the Vallée de…

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The Re-birth of Piper-Heidsieck

The Re-birth of Piper-Heidsieck

Some interesting dates in the re-birth of Piper-Heidsieck. 1997 – The red label of the Cuvée Brut is launched. Symbolises enthusiasm, passion, excellence and extravaganza. 1999 – Cuvée Spéciale is dressed by Jean Paul Gautier, the first time a House has asked a fashion designer to dress a bottle. 2002 – Régis Camus becomes head…

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The History of Piper-Heidsieck

The History of Piper-Heidsieck

Interesting dates in the history of Piper-Heidsieck. 1785 – Florens Louis Heidsieck founded the house in Reims. 1800 – Christian and Charles-Henri Heidsieck join their uncle. 1815 – Christian’s cousin, Henri-Guillaume Piper is involved in the family business. 1828 – After their uncle’s death, Christian and Henri-Guillaume Piper take over. Henri promotes the wine and…

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Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by the legendary Champagne Charlie himself. Charles-Camille was a dashing figure in Champagne, known as a dandy and a gentleman who travelled extensively selling his champagnes to the royal courts of Europe and American high society. He famously purchased the underground cathedral-like chalk cellars under Reims, originally dug out…

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Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon

Founded in 1818 by husband and wife Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, the Billecart-Salmon House is rich with history. For nearly two hundred years, the Billecart family has been handing down the secrets to making exceptional champagne from generation to generation. Heirs of an ancestral savoir-faire, the whole family knows that it is their…

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