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The Big Chill is Back: Frost and France in 2022

The Big Chill is Back: Frost and France in 2022
In the early morning of Monday April 4th, many growers across France were out in force, fighting negative temperatures to prevent another devastating Spring frost. Luckily for many, the worst was avoided in this first bout with mother nature. We...

Rive Gauche et Rive Droite: Introducing Champagne Gamet

Rive Gauche et Rive Droite: Introducing Champagne Gamet
Marianne Gamet is a member of a new, young generation of growers, bringing fresh energy and perspective to her families estate in the Vallée de la Marne, starting in 2018. Today, Marianne is making distinctive and delicious Champagnes from eight...

2021 Harvest Notes from France

2021 Harvest Notes from France
The last year or so has been a difficult one for us all. This has also been the case for our friends in France for what was an incredibly challenging growing season that is culminating with the 2021 harvest that...

Producer and Place: Champagne Today

Producer and Place: Champagne Today
Above: Rodolphe Péters of Champagne Pierre Péters. Recently, articles have been written in The Wall Street Journal and Wine Enthusiast about Grower Champagne. Both well-written pieces touch on familiar themes, a re-telling of the David and Goliath parable: big brands versus small, artisanal growers....