The Somm Sessions – Grower Champagne Webinars – June 10 and 17

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A Deep Dive into Grower Champagne

June 10th – 11am (PST)- 2pm (EDT) – 3pm (ADT) – 8pm in France 

Hosted by: Sommeliers Pier-Alexis Soulière and Leagh Barkley with Guests: Quentin Paillard of Pierre Paillard and Pierre Louis Waris of Waris Larmandier

Regional Focus- Pierre Paillard, Bouzy, Montagne de Reims & Waris Larmandier, Avize, Cote de Blanc

  • 2020 vintage update,Grand Cru, single vineyards (Terroir) vs blending site
  • Multiple Vintage VS Single Vintage
  • Global trend and market, how it influenced farming and viticulture practice.

Wines – Champagne Pierre Paillard ‘Les Parcelles’ Bouzy Grand Cru and Champagne Waris Larmandier ‘L’instant de passions’ Brut

History and Future of Grower Champagne

June 17 – 11am (PST)- 2pm (EDT) – 3pm (ADT) – 8pm in France 

Hosted by Sommeliers:Pier-Alexis Soulière and Leagh Barkley with Guests – Florence Bauchet of Champagne Bauchet and Charline Drappier of Champagne Drappier

  • History of Champagne and Grower Champagne (1900-now)
  • Influence of the eclhelle system
  • Farming practices
  • Regional Focus- Bauchet, north, Montagne de Reims, Cote de Blanc & Drappier, south, Cote de Bar
  • 2020 vintage update
  • Global trends and market, how it influenced viticulture and viniculture practice.

Wines: Champagne Bauchet Cuvée Contraste Blanc de Pinot Noir- Extra Brut and Champagne Drappier Carte D’or NV

Language- English & French (both Sommeliers are bilingual) Unknown