Champagne Vilmart & Cie

The story of Vilmart begins in 1872, when Desire Vilmart founded a small Champagne company in the hamlet of Rilly in the Montagne de Reims. Five generations later, under the direction of Laurent Champs, Vilmart is arguably the best of the “grower” Champagnes: sparkling wine crafted from grapes grown, harvested and vinified by vignerons on small vineyard […]

Champagne Gaston Chiquet

The global market of Champagne is dominated by two dozen or so houses regarded as “Les Grands Marques”. These are the most famous names in Champagne: Moet et Chandon, Louis Roederer, Pol Roger and Taittinger to name a few. Through the years the houses have developed their own particular styles. To achieve these styles year in […]

Champagne Delamotte

Maison Delamotte, one of the region’s oldest producers, has been a benchmark in Champagne since 1760. Delamotte is sister house to the legendary Salon, the latter a super-premium Blanc de Blancs made from a single one hectare vineyard in Le Mesnil, plus grapes sourced from 20 other Grand Cru vineyards in the area. The house is a […]

Champagne Salon

“Salon is the most elusive of Champagne’s grand marques. Only made in what the house deems the very best years, Salon has been bottled just 38 times since 1905, its first vintage. Even when it is released, production is tiny. Consider that there are just 5,000 cases of the 2002 for the entire world, a virtually […]