Champagne Taittinger to make English sparkling wine with UK vineyard deal

(Jason Brandt Lewis) #1

From Decanter: Taittinger has become the first Champagne house to invest in English sparkling wine after joining with investors to buy ‘premium’ vineyard land in England. Article continues at length.

Not surprising – only that it took this long. Shades of 1973, when Moët opened the doors of Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley . . . .

Another story – from the drinks business – can be found in this article.

Champagne Pommery to make English sparkling wine
(John Hartley) #2

They may well have been observing the successful development of English sparkling wine before making their commitment.