Exclusive Interview With Philippe BAIJOT, President of LANSON

BestChampage met with Philippe BAIJOT, President of LANSON. Founded in 1760, LANSON is one of the oldest and most iconic Champagne houses. In 2006 it was acquired by the Boizel Chanoine Champagne groupe, which became LANSON-BCC. As BAIJOT explains, since then him and his team have been working to bring LANSON and its champagnes, characterised by the absence of malolactic fermentation, back at the top.

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Exclusive Interview With Hervé Dantan, Chef De Cave At LANSON

BestChampagne met with Hervé Dantan, the new Chef de Cave at LANSON. Dantan officially replaced former Cellar Master Jean-Paul Gandon in 2015, after two years spent side by side in the cellars and in the field. Dantan comes at a crucial time at LANSON, with a new, enhanced winery and vinification tool, part of a clear vision to further increase LANSON’s quality and add complexity to its distinctive style, based on the absence of malolactic fermentation of its wines.

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Exclusive Interview With Cédric Thiebault Chef de Cave At BESSERAT DE BELLEFON

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Cédric Thiebault, Chef de Cave at the reborn Champagne house BESSERAT DE BELLEFON. BestChampagne and Thiebault talk about BESSERAT’s very unique style based on a significant presence of Pinot Meunier, no malolactic fermentation and a lower pressure, resulting in wines with a creamy froth and bubbles that are 30% finer than other champagnes and that pair remarkably well with food.

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Interview With Michel Davesne Chef de Cave At DEUTZ

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Michel Davesne, Chef de Cave at the iconic Champagne house DEUTZ. BestChampagne and Davesne talk extensively about DEUTZ distinctive style and why its complex and elegant champagnes make great companions for gastronomic pairings, above everything else.

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Interview With Jean-Marie Barillère President The Union Des Maisons De Champagne (UMC)

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Marie Barillère President the Union des Maison de Champagne (UMC), the Association of the leading Champagne House. Founded in 1882 UMC membership today comprises 80 champagne big brands.

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Interview with Jean-Hervé CHIQUET President of JACQUESSON

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Hervé Chiquet, President of the Champagne House Jacquesson. Founded in 1798 the House in one of the smallest in Champagne, sitting nevertheless with few other top houses for its champagne quality.

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Interview With Laurent d’Harcourt President Of Pol Roger

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Laurent d’Harcourt President of the Champagne House Pol Roger. Founded in 1849 by Mr Pol Roger, the House became Winston Churchill’s favourite who used to refer to it as “the most drinkable address in the world”.

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Interview With François Roland-Billecart President of Billecart-Salmon

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing François Roland-Billecart, President of the connoisseurs’ Champagne House Billecart-Salmon. Founded in 1818, the House remains mostly family-owned and is today acclaimed for its flagship Non-Vintage Rosé, a true reference among rosé champagnes.

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Interview With Frédéric Mairesse President of Champagne Barons De Rothschild

BestChampagne had the pleasure to interview Frédéric Mairesse, President of Champagne Barons De Rothschild. Famous for its banking activities, the Rothschild family is also known for its achievements in winemaking with Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Lafite in Bordeaux. The three branches of the Rothschild family have come together to produce exceptional wines. The House obsession for quality and focus on Chardonnay ensured in just a few years its recognition among champagne connoisseurs.
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Interview With Jean Marc LACAVE, Former President of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

BESTCHAMPAGNE HAD THE PLEASURE OF INTERVIEWING Jean Marc LACAVE, President of the prominent Champagne House and luxury brand Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin until 2014.

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Interview With Cecile Bonnefond President of Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs Cecile Bonnefond, President of two of the most prominent Houses in Champagne: Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck.

Prior to taking the Presidency in 2011 Mrs Bonnefond was Head of the second largest Champagne House: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.

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Interview With Olivier Krug

BestChampagne.co had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Olivier Krug, the sixth generation of this renowned Champagne House. 

The Krug Champagne House is now part of the LVMH wine division which has not deterred this establishment to be run as a family affair and maintain its notable reputation and consistent style that originated in 1843.

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Interview with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger President of Taittinger

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, President of the historical Champagne House Taittinger. 

Taittinger is one of the few large Champagne Houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.

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Interview With Philippe Guettat President of Mumm and Perrier-Jouët

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Philippe Guettat, President of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, the brand-owner of the Martell cognacs and the Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes within Pernod Ricard Spirits & Wine Group.

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Interview With Jean-Pierre Cointreau President of Gosset

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Jean-Pierre Cointreau President of Champagne Gosset. This much-admired House was founded in 1584, and is the oldest wine house in Champagne. 

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Interview With Margaret Henriquez President of Krug

BestChampagne had the pleasure of conducting an interview with the President and CEO of Krug – the ever enchanting Margaret “Maggie” Henriquez. Before heading one of the most prestigious Champagne Houses, the Venezuelan Harward graduate was President and CEO of a number multinational companies in Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina.

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Interview With Fabrice Rosset President of Deutz

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Fabrice ROSSET, President of Deutz. The House has its roots in Aÿ, one of Champagne’s most renowned terroirs and with 1,4 million bottles per year it ranks among the top Champagne Houses in terms of quality. 
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Interview with Michel Drappier President of Drappier

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Michel Drappier, CEO of this historic Champagne House carrying his name, to learn more about Drappier’s champagne and the unique history and style of this family-owned House in the Côte des Bar region of Champagne. 

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Interview With Thomas Henriot President of Henriot and his father Joseph Henriot

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas and Joseph Henriot from Henriot Champagne. Both son and father, represent the family owned and managed House that has earned a reputation for quality and excellence for over 200 years. 
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Iinterview With Jean-Jacques Cattier President of Cattier and Armand de Brignac

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Jean-Jacques Cattier, President of Champagne House  Cattier that produces Armand de Brignac.

The Cattier’s have owned and cultivated the family vineyards since 1763. In 2006 the House went onto produce the Armand de Brignac cuvées which today are synonymous with supreme luxury. 

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Interview With Didier Depond President of Salon and Delamotte

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Didier Depond, President of Champagne Houses Salon and Delamotte.

Salon is one of the rarest and most esteemed Champagne’s in the world.

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Interview With Carol Duval-Leroy President of Duval-Leroy

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing on of the few female heads of a Champagne House, Duval-Leroy President Carol Duval-Leroy.
She graces us with knowledge of her House’s history, ambitions and shows us why Duval-Leroy Champagnes are so special and will maintain their prestigious place in Champagne world.
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Interview with Hadrien Mouflard President of Ayala

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Hadrien Mouflard of the prestigious Champagne House Ayala. He was appointed Managing Director of Ayala in September 2012. Mouflard was previously Administrator at Bollinger, another historic House, which today owns Ayala.
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Interview With Bruno Paillard

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Bruno Paillard, founder and President of the prestigious Champagne House Bruno Paillard

A true pioneer, Bruno Paillard sought to create his own Champagne House in a region built on staunch tradition. 

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Interview With Evelyne Roques-Boizel President Of Boizel

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs Evelyne Roques-Boizel, President of the Champagne House carrying her name. Founded in 1834 Boizel is a low-key House for wine connoisseurs with half a million bottles of champagne produced every year, which makes it a “little big” wine house, as Mrs Boizel explains. Today Boizel is part of Lanson-BCC, the second largest group in Champagne. 

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Interview with Charles Philipponnat President of Philipponnat

The history of the Philipponnat House is a mainstay tradition, dating back to 1522. The House owns one of the Champagne region’s most remarkable vineyards, the Clos des Goisses, which was acquired in 1935. 
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Interview With Gilles de la Bassetiere President of de Venoge

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Gilles de la Bassetiere, President of the renowned Champagne House de Venoge. 

The House has been established for over 160 years and has since become synonymous with refinement and elegance. 

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Interview With Ghislain de Montgolfier

BestChampagne conducted an exclusive interview with Ghislain de Montgolfier, Co-President of The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) from 2007 to 2013. 

CIVC is the semi-public body responsible to co-ordinate the common interests of wine growers and producers in Champagne to talk about the past, present and future of champagne.

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