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Video | Taittinger Comtes de Champagne – A family story shaped by quality and finesse

March 11th 2020

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Featuring Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, former President and honorary chairman of the eponymous Champagne Taittinger, this short film takes you inside this legendary family-owned Champagne house in Reims. Discover the philosophy behind each label, their historical cellars and Taittinger’s upcoming release, their prestige cuvée Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008.

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Travel Tips | Champagne

March 9th 2020

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We continue our series of tips and recommendations for trips to wine regions with a flying visit to Reims, Epernay and the vineyards of Champagne, which lie to the north east of Paris. Champagne is the most exciting and seductive of wines. In the words of Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, “Every bottle of Champagne should be a celebration and a ceremony.”  A few days spent in the home of the world’s best loved sparkling wine are guaranteed to be both.

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Noel Blanc 2019: An Ode to La Loire

January 14th 2020

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This years’ Noel Blanc, an annual extravaganza of the great white wines of France, was the result of the purchase of a single magnum of 2002 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Bourgeoise at the Domaine in Chavignol in 2005. On December 14, a group collectively known as the HKG Wine Geeks, gathered at Hip Cellars’ Another Place to celebrate the breadth and depth of the white wines from the Loire Valley through its appellations, producers and certainly vintages. Our inimitable host, KP, presented the group with six well curated flights of whites from the Loire Valley.

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