Champagne’s citadel

Visitors who arrive by train into Épernay - the capital of the global champagne market - are immediately struck by the contrast between the sleepy and curiously lethargic nature of the town, and the centuries-old excitement created by the pop, fizz a

8th August, 2009

Visitors who arrive by train into Épernay - the capital of the global champagne market - are immediately struck by the contrast between the sleepy and curiously lethargic nature of the town, and the centuries-old excitement created by the pop, fizz and foam of almost any bottle produced in this region.

Something else which strikes an odd note is that, according to almost every champagne house’s guided tour, a bottle of the fizzy stuff...

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