The Wines of Champagne – with Jacquart


‘Tis the season, as they say, so we thought we’d finish up the year with a show featuring one of our favorite wines – Champagne!

The Jacquart story began in the early 1960s, as an effort by the Champagne growers’ to control their own destiny. Rather than selling their grapes or juice to the large Champagne houses, a small group of growers decided that they needed to launch their own Champagne label. The Champagne Jacquart brand was released for the first time in 1962, and the ‘Mosaïque’ label was chosen to represent the patchwork of grower families across the region, all joined together with a common vision. Champagne Jacquart is headquartered in the Hôtel du Brimont in Reims, a 19th century Art Nouveau listed building, situated on the Boulevard Lundy in between the houses of Krug and Roederer.

Join us as we talk with International Communications Manager Diane Gonzalez about the beverage, the region, and the Jacquart brand.

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3 Responses to “The Wines of Champagne – with Jacquart”

  1. 1 Randy Holliday Jan 6th, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Just listened to this via podcast. Good show. I do question however the discussion on proper serving temperature for Champagne/sparkling wine. You and your guest seem to favor taking the wine and serving straight from cellar, which I take to be in the low 50 degree F range (i.e. the temperature of my Eurotemp wine refrigerators). I tried that for a while once, and found that all my wines served totally flat. No mousse at all. Research led me to learn that the CO2 in a sparkling wine will not fully release unless the temperature is in the low 40s F minimum. As such, we always chill our bottles in the fridge before serving, and keep the bottle in a ice/water filled bucket while we enjoy the wine. I know this results in it being way cold upon pouring, but as you noted, patience allows a “too cold” wine to warm up in the glass. We get a lively mousse upon serving and enjoy the wine as it comes up a bit to proper drinking temperature in the glass. FYI, we prefer flutes. We know this is not optimum, but we are old school and love the “romance” of a flute. I agree with you that one simply can not drink too much Champagne!!

  2. 2 RW Jan 7th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I could not hear very clearly where the champagne is sold at? Did anybody catch what she said/\?

  3. 3 GrapeRadio Bunch Jan 11th, 2015 at 9:12 am

    RW – The wine’s available at most Total Wine stores, as well as Wine Club, Wine House and several other speciality shops. Check for a location near you.

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