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A new champagne discovery: Champagne Vautrain-Paulet | BKWine Pick

The year is soon coming to its end (we wrote at the end of December) and it will soon be time to plan what drink to finish it and celebrate the new year with. Or to have for dinner on New Year’s Eve (but you can have champagne anytime!). A champagne producer that we recently […]

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Champagnes Philipponnat in Ay

Champagne Philipponnat | BKWine Pick

In the small village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ a few kilometres east of Epernay, we find Champagne Philipponnat in a handsome house with a magnificent gate. Philipponnat is a small, high-quality champagne house. It owns 17 hectares of vines and buys grapes from approximately the same area to meet their needs. Around 700 000 500,000-600,000 bottles are […]

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Champagne Tarlant – wine producer recommendation

You find Champagne Tarlant at the top of the small village of Oeuilly, a few kilometres west of Epernay. The view from their house is magnificent, as is their champagnes. Not only are they of high quality, they also have personality. “It is thanks to our passion for le terroir”, says Benoit Tarlant, the winemaker. […]

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Champagne Eric Rodez, Ambonnay – BKWine Pick

Ambonnay is a Grand Cru village in Champagne known for its excellent pinot noirs. Eric Rodez owns 8 hectares that he manages according to the biodynamic principles. One of the most important elements to make a quality champagne is the base wine (the still wine before the second fermentation), says Eric. In his blends he […]

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Champagne Fleury, Champagne – BKWine Pick

It is far between the organic or biodynamic growers in Champagne, but if you look closely you will find a few. Champagne Fleury in Côte des Bars in the southern part of Champagne is one of them. They started “converting” their vineyards to ecologic farming already in 1989 and in 1992 the whole property became […]

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Champagne Turgy, Mesnil-sur-Oger – BKWine Pick

Catherine and Jean-Michel Turgy have 6 ha, all planted with chardonnay. The property is in the small village Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the middle of the Côte des Blancs district, known for its high quality chardonnay grapes. It was founded in 1881 and Jean-Michel took over after his father Michel some 15 years ago. Jean-Michel pays a […]

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Champagne Philippe Gamet, Mardeuil

A family property that is run by the husband-wife couple Fabienne and Philippe Gamet. They have 8.6 hectares of vines around Epernay. Brut Séléction can be had for 12.50€ at the winery. It is made from pinot meunier and pinot noir. They only use the cuvee (the first pressing) for the wine. It is mouth […]

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Champagne Mailly Grand Cru, Champagne – BKWine Pick

Life is such (or is it business?) that cooperatives often have difficulties aiming for top quality. The small cooperative Champagne Mailly, based in the Grand Cru village Mailly of course, is one that succeeds in its aim to make quality wines. They were founded in 1929 and dominates the production in the village, located just […]

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Champagne Duval-Leroy | BKWine Pick

The very dynamic Carol Duval-Leroy from Belgium found herself at the head of this family company in 1991 when her husband died. She has successfully marketed her champagne ever since, often targeting female consumers. As an example, she has created a cuvée prestige called “Femme” and launched a series of gift items on a champagne […]

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