INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE LATRIVE CHEF DE CAVE OF CHAMPAGNE AYALA

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Caroline Latrive, Cellar Master of Champagne AYALA, a small yet prestigious Champagne House based in the grand cru of Aÿ.
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Interview With Jean-Marie Barillère President of the Union Des Maisons De Champagne (UMC) and Co-President of the Champagne Committee

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Marie Barillère, President of UMC, the Union of the Champagne Houses, and Co-President of CIVC-Comité Champagne, the trade association that represents the interests of both Champagne Houses and wine Growers.

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Interview With Gilles de la Bassetière President of de Venoge

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Gilles de la Bassettière, President of de Venoge, a discreet House that produces high-quality champagnes and is one of the most decorated of its generation.

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INTERVIEW WITH GUILLAUME LETE CHEF DE CAVE OF CHAMPAGNE BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Guillaume Lete, Chef De Cave of Champagne Barons de Rothschild, the young quality Maison that was founded by the world-famous dynasty of bankers, and winemakers, in 2005.

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INTERVIEW WITH DOMINIQUE PETIT CHEF DE CAVE OF POL ROGER

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Dominique Petit, the retiring Chef de Cave of POL ROGER, Winston Churchill’s favorite Champagne House and the most British of all.

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Interview with Sébastien Le Golvet Chef de cave of HENRI GIRAUD

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Sebastien Le Golvet, Chef de Cave of HENRI GIRAUD, a high-quality boutique Champagne House that has achieved great fame with its powerful wines full of taste, and has built a solid reputation as a conscious winemaker.

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Interview with Matteo Panini President of Parmesan HOMBRE

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Matteo Panini, President of HOMBRE, one of the finest producers of Parmesan, the king of Italian cheeses, and one of the best foods to accompany champagne.

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Interview with José Gomez President of JOSELITO

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing José Gomez, President of JOSELITO, the best ham in the world and one of the best food ever to accompany champagne. 

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Interview With Eric Lebel Chef de Caves of KRUG

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Lebel, Chef de Caves of KRUG, the haute couture champagne.

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Interview with Benoît Gouez Chef de Caves of Moët & Chandon

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Benoît Gouez, Chef de Caves of MOËT & CHANDON, by far the largest Champagne House and the most popular champagne brand.

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Interview with Jean-Marc Gallot President and CEO of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Marc Gallot, President and CEO of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, the second largest Champagne House, and probably the most recognizable champagne brand, thanks to its distinctive yellow (rather orange 😉 ) identity, and its ever-innovating gift boxes.
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Interview with Dominique Demarville Chef de Caves of Veuve Clicquot

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Dominique Demarville, Chef de Caves of VEUVE CLICQUOT, the second largest Champagne House and probably the most recognizable champagne brand, thanks to its distinctive yellow (rather orange) identity.

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Interview with Hervé Deschamps Chef de Caves of Perrier-Jouët

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Hervé Deschamps Chef de Caves of PERRIER-JOUËT. Founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas Perrier, the son of a winegrower and his wife Rose Adelaide Jouët, the daughter of a wine merchant, the House owes most of its success to its light and elegant champagnes, and to Belle Epoque, its iconic prestige cuvée.

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Interview With Jean-Pierre Cointreau President of Gosset

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Pierre Cointreau President of GOSSET. This much-admired House was founded in 1584 and is the oldest wine producer in Champagne. 

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INTERVIEW WITH ODILON DE VARINE CHEF DE CAVES OF GOSSET

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Odilon de Varine Chef de Caves of GOSSET. This much-admired House was founded in 1584 and is the oldest wine producer in Champagne. 

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INTERVIEW WITH GILLES DESCÔTES CHEF DE CAVES OF BOLLINGER

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure to meet Gilles Descôtes, Chef de Caves of BOLLINGER, or “Bolly” as many refer to, the favorite champagne of James Bond and many others.

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INTERVIEW WITH DIDIER MARIOTTI CHEF DE CAVES OF MUMM

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Didier Mariotti, Chef de Caves of Mumm, one of the most successful and popular champagne Houses, named after the German brothers who founded it in 1827.
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INTERVIEW WITH CYRIL BRUN CHEF DE CAVE OF CHARLES HEIDSIECK

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure to meet Cyril Brun, Chef de Cave of the legendary Champagne House CHARLES HEIDSIECK, the “darling of Champagne”. 

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Interview with Régis Camus and Séverine Frerson Chefs de Cave at PIPER-HEIDSIECK

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Régis Camus and Séverine Frerson, Chefs de Caves of PIPER-HEIDSIECK, one of the largest and oldest Champagne Houses. 
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Interview With Frédéric Rouzaud President of Louis Roederer

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Frédéric Rouzaud, President of LOUIS ROEDERER, one of the most prestigious and highest quality Champagne House.

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Interview With Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon Chef de Cave of Louis Roederer

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, Chef de Cave of LOUIS ROEDERER, one of the most prestigious and highest quality Champagne House.

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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 LOÏC DUPONT Chef de Cave of TAITTINGER

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing Loïc Dupont, Chef de Cave of TAITTINGER, one of the most famous champagne brands, named after the family that owns and manages it with pride and passion.

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Interview With François Roland-Billecart President of Billecart-Salmon

BEST CHAMPAGNE 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 François Domi and Florent Nys, Chefs de Caves Of Billecart-Salmon

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure of interviewing François Domi and Florent Nys, Chefs de Caves of BILLECART-SALMON, one of the most acclaimed Champagne Houses.
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INTERVIEW WITH GILLES DE LAROUZIERE PRESIDENT OF HENRIOT

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure to meet Gilles de Larouzière, President of HENRIOT, one of those rare, independent champagne houses that have been family owned since inception.

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INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT FRESNET CHEF DE CAVES OF HENRIOT

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure to meet Laurent Fresnet, Chef de Caves of Champagne HENRIOT, one of those rare, independent Champagne Houses that have been family owned since inception.

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Interview with Frédéric Dufour President of Ruinart

BEST CHAMPAGNE interviewed Frédéric Dufour, President of RUINART, the oldest established Champagne House founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart.

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INTERVIEW WITH FREDERIC PANAIOTIS CHEF DE CAVES OF RUINART

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure to meet Frédéric Panaïotis, Chef de Caves of RUINART, the oldest established Champagne House founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart.

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Exclusive Interview With Philippe BAIJOT, President of LANSON

BEST CHAMPAGNE 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 of 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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Interview With Olivier Krug

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

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Interview With Margaret Henriquez President of Krug

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Margaret “Maggie” Henriquez, President and CEO of KRUG, one of the most prestigious Champagne Houses. 

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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 Davesne Chef de Cave of 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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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 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 Frédéric Mairesse Managing Director of Champagne Barons De Rothschild

BestChampagne had the pleasure to interview Frédéric Mairesse, Managing Director of Champagne Barons De Rothschild, the famous family of bankers. 

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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 Former President of Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck

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

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Interview With Philippe Guettat Former President of Mumm and Perrier-Jouët

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Philippe Guettat, former 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 Michel Drappier President of Drappier

BestChampagne had the pleasure of interviewing Michel Drappier, CEO of this historic Champagne House carrying his name. 

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Interview With Thomas and 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 the Champagne Houses SALON and DELAMOTTE.

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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 SANDRINE LOGETTE-JARDIN CHEF DE CAVES OF DUVAL-LEROY

BEST CHAMPAGNE had the pleasure to meet Sandrine Logette-Jardin, Chef de Caves of DUVAL-LEROY, a Champagne House that has enjoyed growing popularity in the last few years thanks to its seductive wines.
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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 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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