Tag: champagne

Champagne Leclerc Briant: nature in the middle

From Champagnes aged on the seabed to wines matured in a barrel made from a kilo of gold, Leclerc Briant’s more extreme ideas read like marketing stunts. But the wines are no gimmick. In fact, in the words of our Buyer Davy Żyw, these Champagnes are “imaginative, creative, terroir-driven and vinous”. Here, we speak with Pierre Bettinger, […]

Sparkling wines: Davy Żyw on Champagne

We speak to Davy Żyw, our Wine Buyer, about the rich and fascinating world of sparkling wine. In this first instalment of our two-part series, we explore the Champagne region, uncovering the reasons it produces such remarkable wines. What are the main methods used for making sparkling wine? The most important sparkling wines can be […]

Dom Pérignon: we speak to Vincent Chaperon

Vincent Chaperon became Chef de Cave at Dom Pérignon in 2019. Here, he talks about daily life, climate change and the launch of the 2003 Plénitude 2.  Could you describe your role as Chef de Cave at Dom Pérignon?   It’s extremely diverse, involving not only everything related to the vine, winemaking and maturation in the cellars, but also communicating about our Champagne, creating […]

A spotlight on Le Mesnil

We collaborated with Le Mesnil to create our Own Selection Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Gilles Marguet, their Director, talks to us about the past, present and future of the Champagne region.  Le Mesnil is a cooperative based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the heart of Champagne. As a collective of grape-growers, much of the work they do is behind the scenes, […]