The Champagne of Krug


Break out the Champagne — we are celebrating our 200th audio show, and we couldn’t have planned it any better. Our guest for this momentous occasion is one of the world’s premiere Champagne producers, Champagne Krug.

Bottles of Krug Champagne are considered some of the most sought-after collectibles in the vinous world. Whether it be the multi-vintage bottlings of Ros and Grand Cuve, or the vintage bottlings of Clos de Mesnil, or the ultra-premium Clos d’Ambonnay – the bottles are very difficult, if not impossible to find on the market. Established in Reims in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, the Maison has retained the guidance of family hands through present day, even while becoming a part of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH).

Join us as we talk with Kurt Dienel, Krug’s Business Development Director, to find out more about their vineyard properties, their winemaking practices, and what it is that makes Krug so special.

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Show #200
(50:53 min 36 MB)

Audio #13: Let’s Celebrate Champagne
Audio #45: The Business of Champagne
Audio #170: The Wines of Dom Perignon
Audio #175: Champagne with Veuve Clicquot
Video #31: Champagne Taittinger: A Walk Through the Cellars
Video #32: Champagne of Philipponnat

8 Responses to “The Champagne of Krug”

  1. 1 Thomas Amenta May 31st, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Completely unrelated to this piece, but inspired by the high prices mentioned…
    …when will you do an annual or semi-annual review of “best buys”, or wines that from $20 taste as good or better than wines twice, three times, or even five (let’s be reasonable) times their price.

    A suggestion: sample a year’s worth of Wine Spectator best buys — maybe get them involved — and compare to high-quality brand names at the higher price points. Say where they fall short, or where they excel, but if indeed this is the golden age of wine, some assurance, if merited, for the mid-range consumer would be valuable to the future wine market.

    Or think of it another way. What is your Tuesday night red?

    Wine merchants in London have a ready answer for me, and it ranges from France to Australia to Argentina (not US, although Columbia Crest would probably have some good candidates).

    It may not cover the bulk of our spending, but it might cover a lot of what we drink.

    Love the shows, no matter what the price points.

    Tom Amenta

  2. 2 Nick Caruth Oct 19th, 2010 at 6:14 am

    This sort of interview is the principal reason for being discouraged v by grape radio. Thanks for the marketing over a fifty minute period. Why does krug charge as much as ten times more for vintage than what they claim as the principle goal of krug…non vintage?

    Thanks for advertising guys…

  1. 1 The Champagne of Philipponnat at Grape Radio pingback on May 27th, 2008 at 5:45 pm
  2. 2 Champagne Taittinger: A Walk Through the Cellars at Grape Radio pingback on May 27th, 2008 at 5:46 pm
  3. 3 Let’s Celebrate Champagne at Grape Radio pingback on May 27th, 2008 at 5:47 pm
  4. 4 The Wines of Dom Pérignon at Grape Radio pingback on May 27th, 2008 at 5:49 pm
  5. 5 The Business of Champagne at Grape Radio pingback on May 27th, 2008 at 5:53 pm
  6. 6 The Champagne of Krug |, de todo un poco pingback on May 31st, 2008 at 12:49 pm

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