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One day in Reims - which champagne house to visit?

One day in Reims - which champagne house to visit?

Old Aug 14th, 2022, 12:08 PM
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One day in Reims - which champagne house to visit?

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Old Aug 14th, 2022, 12:37 PM
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Do you want art-deco, modern, posh, famous chain, family firm?
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Old Aug 14th, 2022, 03:19 PM
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Go to Moet and Chandon in nearby Epernay.
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Old Aug 14th, 2022, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bilboburgler View Post
Do you want art-deco, modern, posh, famous chain, family firm?
Good question! Five retired adults, never been to one, something that can be reserved (if needed) on the day of arrival. No other particular requirements.
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Old Aug 14th, 2022, 05:59 PM
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I would go to Dom Perignon
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Old Aug 14th, 2022, 07:13 PM
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We enjoyed our visit to Taittinger last time we were in Reims - September 2018. We made our reservation the same day we visited - bring a sweater or jacket, as it is chilly the further down one goes. Nice tasting at the end.
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We were in Reims last September and met a lovely couple from Austria on the lime green bus. We went to Vranken Pommery. We really enjoyed it.
From the interwebs: https://www.vinotrip.com/en/partners...ranken-pommery
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In 2019 we spent a day in Reims and toured Pommery and Taittinger - both were very enjoyable. We made reservations in advance for English speaking tours. Below is a link to my trip report for that day. Post #23 has a description and post #38 has some pictures from that day.

Paris, Chartres, Champagne Country and Giverny 2019

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Old Aug 15th, 2022, 12:48 AM
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I prefer Epernay as so many houses are easy walks along the Avenue (the most beautiful .... blah blah etc) but if you prefer to stay in Reims (pron Rence) then https://maisons-champagne.com/en/hou...lla-demoiselle is a lovely building to visit. Honestly I'm not a great fan of Champagne unless you are spending north of £150 and for that much money I expect much better service, however that is a good visit. Reims has many Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings around and as a change from the cathedral they make a good tour as well.

If you decide to take the trip to Epernay, the ride in the train over the hill is a delight.
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Taittinger gives a very good tour.
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Old Aug 15th, 2022, 07:51 AM
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We enjoyed the Taittigner tour, and also liked Moet et Chandon when we went to Epernay. If you aren't going outside Reims, Taittinger is a good choice.
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Have to suggest Ruinart in Reims. Their caves are just spectacular (as is the whole property).

If you end up in Epernay then strongly suggest skipping the larger houses for Billecart-Salmon in Mareuil Sur Ay. Lovely property and top notch tour and tasting…more personal and less commercial.
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