8 part video series on the history of Champagne filmed in France

Grower Champagnes are Growing in Number

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Grower Champagnes are growing in number. While the big, established champagne brands account for the vast majority of global market sales, there are also much smaller producers. Hundreds of grape growers now create their own champagne, instead of selling their grapes to the larger houses. This trend started to increase around two decades ago. Though these grower champagnes (also called estate grown champagnes) are imported into the States in limited quantities, they have a very loyal (fierce) following. Often, their champagnes are snapped up as soon as they hit the store shelves. Read More...