The Big Houses dominate the champagne market. As an example, in Sweden, roughly three million bottles of champagne are sold each year. Well under ten per cent of these are from growers who manage the vineyard themselves and make the wine. The rest, around 90%, is from large producers who often make millions of bottles and sell under the internationally known brands, the “Champagne houses”. From a grower, you often get a more personal wine and also often more character for the penny. But the difficulty lies in finding the names and finding the bottles from these small producers. BKWine’s Sven-Olof Johansson went on a journey of discovery at a tasting with grower champagnes at the French ambassador’s residence in Stockholm.
Read more in Sven-Olof Johansson’s article on BKWine Magazine: Choose an exciting champagne from a grower instead, for a greater experience – a selection.
Travel: Come on a wine tour to Champagne with BKWine.