TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY MEUNIER Cédric Moussé turns the Underdog Grape Into Champagne’s New Superstar

The grower Champagne movement that has built an exciting and invigorating buzz around the world over the past few decades owes its prestigious fame to a handful of bold, passionate, and pioneering vignerons (winemakers) who fearlessly broke Champagne’s deeply entrenched age-old traditions. With their unconventional experimental approach to winemaking, they have not only injected a…

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The War On Champagne

We all know that the word Champagne is very much protected by the C.I.V.C. or otherwise known as Le Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne. This organisation was created during World War II, on April 12th, 1941, during this time the Champagne Region was being taken advantage of by the invading forces from Germany, under…

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Champagne Directory

Get ready for the most comprehensive list of Champagne houses available online, if you’re planning a trip to Champagne or looking for a new producer to discover, then this list will be all that you require. When we look at the Champagne Region, 90% of the Vineyards are owned by more than 15,000 Growers, these…

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Celebrity Champagnes

After starring in movies and releasing number one singles, celebrities receive some very big paychecks, and instead of letting their money sit still and gather dust, they decide to invest it, with some famous celebs buying Champagne houses or releasing their own Champagne labels. So let’s explore some of the Champagnes that are completely or…

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What Does ‘Grower Champagne’ Mean?

Vineyards of Ay

Grower Champagne can only be called a Grower Champagne if all the grapes used in producing your Champagne were grown on vines in your own vineyards/estate, rather then purchasing grapes from other third party vineyards. Grower Champagne is referred to in French as Récoltant-Manipulant Not all Champagne Houses have enough hectares of vines to meet…

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