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Champagne Inspiration

Pierre Mansour finds out what two young growers are bringing to Champagne and tastes through the archives at Alfred Gratien, while Janet Wynne Evans shares thoughts on Champagne and food pairing.

Recently, there has been a wave of new energy within Champagne as younger generations take over from their parents and grandparents. Visiting two such growers, Alexandre Chartogne-Taillet and Rodolphe Peters, Pierre sees first-hand how they are shaking up the way grapes are grown and wines are made.

Pierre Mansour

Pierre Mansour
Society Buyer

  • date May 2016
  • location Champagne
  • people Pierre Mansour

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