Champagne Taittinger: A Walk Through the Cellars

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The roots of Taittinger date back to 1734, when Champagne merchant Jacques Fourneaux established his company. The business prospered through the 19th century, ultimately Fourneaux-Forest merged with the Taittinger family, who retained control.

Join us as we accompany Cellarmaster Loïc Dupont through the famous Taittinger cellars, located in Reims on the site of Gallo-Roman chalk mines dug during the 4th century, and enlarged in the 13th century by the Saint Nicaise Abbey monks to provide storage for the Champagne wines which they traded in. Remains of the Abbey, which was destroyed during the French Revolution, are still visible today throughout the tunnels, in an excellent state of preservation.

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3 Responses to “Champagne Taittinger: A Walk Through the Cellars”

  1. 1 Tim Meranda May 7th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    The graperadio bunch looked like two kids in a candy store!

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch May 7th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    LOL Tim. You nailed it!


  1. 1 The Champagne of Philipponnat at Grape Radio pingback on May 18th, 2008 at 9:31 am

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