Champagne Tours: Taittinger

The fourth tasting tour that I did on my recent trip to Champagne was with the family owned Taittinger; another famous house based in Reims. The house has several properties; the Saint-Nicaise house in downtown Reims, as well as the Château de Lamarquetterie - the anchor estate located in Pierry. I visited Saint-Nicaise; Taittinger HQ. …

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Champagne Tours: Ruinart

The third tour on my recent trip to Champagne was with LVMH's Ruinart; another esteemed house based in Reims. The oldest champagne house (others produced still wines first) was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart, after his uncle Dom Thierry Ruinart convinced the family that the bubbly wine was the future. Ruinart was also a pioneer …

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Champagne Tours: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

My second tour on my recent trip to Champagne was with LVMH's Veuve Clicquot; a world famous house in Reims. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot, the house's proud widow ("Veuve" in french) that it is synonymous for is actually his daughter in law; Barbe-Nicole. She inherited the business on the untimely death of her …

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