In the spotlight: Champagne Sanchez-Le Guédard

Established by Bernard Le Guédard in 1953. The current winemakers of this familial champagne house are José and Sébastien Sanchez (father and son). The winemakers are turning more and more towards organic champagne, which is complicated to produce. Make an appointment and the winemaker will be happy to make some time for you...

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Le Centre

For a tasty, typical French lunch with a very good price/quality ratio. Thierry serves the drinks and Claire prepares traditional French dishes like: Potée champenoise, Boeuf Bourguignon and Coq au vin. But you should especially taste...

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Don't drink and drive!

The next story really happened : one Sunday afternoon, a couple of miles before the approach of the motorway in Reims. Six people are standing next to a minivan and ask us to stop.
We: "Breakdown?"
They:" No, we just had an alcohol control."...

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In the heart of the Montagne de Reims, lies Louvois. In the middle of the woods there’s a unique French whisky distillery: Distillerie Guillon. Every whisky lover travelling through the Champagne region simply must take a halt there!...

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007 - James Bond

James Bond is loyal to the throne and to his glass of Bollinger. At least that’s what the moviemakers want us to believe. In Fleming’s books 007 drank ...

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Au 36

When we entered “Au 36” we felt like kids in a sweetie-shop. The magnificent wallboards, visualizing the different tastes and aromas of champagne, immediately told us what Au 36 is all about: let bubbles prickle your senses...

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Price-winning cuvées

Our producers who had their products tasted by the jury of the Guide Hachette 2016 and got a nomination are:

Champagne E. Barnaut : Cuvée Douceur Sec *
Champagne Pierre Gobillard : Réserve *
Champagne Perseval – Farge: Terre de Sable - Brut Nature *
Champagne Jean-Yves de Carlini: Rosé
Champagne Pascal Hénin : Blanc de Blancs Terre de Craie - Réserve * - Millésime 2008 **
Champagne Sanchez-Le Guédard : Extra Brut Nature *

6 producers you really should pay a visit

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The way to CHAMPAGNE

"No, this is not the umptiest champagne website. This site is special because it wasn’t made out of commercial reasons but out of love. Love for a region and a product which share the same name: champagne....

A glass of champagne is no doubt the most complex, inspiring and sensual drink on earth. According to marquise de Pompadour, the favorite lady-in-waiting of Louis XV, “the only wine that doesn’t disturb the beauty of a woman”. Champagne is a wine with a lot of history, a wine that tells a story.

A beverage which generates a lot of misunderstanding. Like : “If you tasted one, you’ve tasted them all”. Those commonplaces we hope to dispose of. The sometimes surprising blends of grape varieties (cépages) combined with the personal touch of the producer make sure that each glass of champagne gives you a different experience.

That enchanted us many years ago, when we made our maiden trip to the Champagne region. So we kept returning, but always had the same questions : which houses should we visit, how to taste champagne, where to eat and sleep?

So we came up with the idea to create this website. Not only to clarify all the misunderstandings about champagne, but also to provide a guideline so that your visit to the region passes off smoothly. But especially to convince you that there’s more to champagne than meets the eye.
Steven & Jürgen

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