One of Champagne’s most amiable characters, Jean Baptiste Geoffroy, owner and winemaker at Champagne Geoffroy in Ay. We discussed his range of wines, field blend Champagne, biodeversity, honey, ratafia, the next generation and a few more…
Heading a gastronomic family with restaurants in London and a winery in West Sussex, Bridget Gladwin sat with me for a chat about the motivation to move to the countryside, her wines and her vines.
Twilight Over The Montagne de Reims
Racing along the D3 route after a three and a half hour drive from Burgundy, I’m catching the sun setting far behind the Montagne de Reims. The big hill halfway between Epernay and Reims, famous for some of Champagne’s most prized vineyards. The sky is ablaze with red, pink, purple and blue. Outside the temperature is nearing zero and the forecast for the next three days is that it will to get colder still. Luckily for me, the sky stayed blue for most of that December week.
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