Go safe or go soul on a wine tour in Champagne?

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Champagne is the world’s most powerful wine brand. It is immediately associated with festivities and luxury. But there is also another side to it, the people who grow vines and families that make them.

More than half of all champagne is made by around a dozen big brands. The biggest make tens of millions of bottles. These are the brands that you can find in all the world’s airports, on the shelves on the up-market wine shops. When you visit them you will be received in salons with old tapestries and gilt. You will be incited by the marketing staff to revere the exclusive wines poured in crystal glasses. (And you can check on wine-searcher how many hundreds each bottle cost). The next visit will be at a different house but will be similar.

Our champagne tour is different.

Yes, you’ll visit a big house, but mostly you will meet the winemakers and families that actually make the wine. The wines are just as good (or better) than the big names, but you have probably never heard of them. Maybe you’ll taste some still fermenting juice. Take a walk in the vineyard to see the pruning. Taste the secret cuvée that has not yet been launched. Hear the real story of Champagne. You won’t get that at the big-and-famous.

So, what do you prefer, the gilt or the wines with soul? Come with us and find out.

Come with us on the extraordinary wine tour to Champagne.

Book now!

Wine tour to Champagne, September 27 – October 1, 2023

PS: We have written a ground-breaking book about Champagne so we have a bit of a clue of what we’re talking about.

Pressing pinot noir in Champagne
Pressing pinot noir in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
Champagne as aperitif
Champagne as aperitif, copyright BKWine Photography
A village, vineyards and cyclist in the Montagne de Reims, Champagne
A village, vineyards and cyclist in the Montagne de Reims, Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
Pinot noir harvested in a vineyard in Champagne
Pinot Noir harvested in a vineyard in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

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