Wine of science and citizens

From humble beginnings, Champagne has grown to become one of the world's most recognised wines, writes Tomás Clancy.

14th July, 2012
Wine of science and citizens
Dominique Demarville, Veuve Clicquot Chef de Cave.

Champagne is perhaps the least well-known wine region in France.

What I mean by that mildly provocative statement is that, while the wines of Champagne are some of the best-known on the planet and among the leading brand names in all global products, the basics of the Champagne region, its shape, the best vineyards, the names and nature of Grand Cru and Premiere Cru villages - and even its size - are often overlooked or...

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