with Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, Ruinart and Krug
Why You Should Watch: Join us as we discuss this year’s harvest and celebrate the people and nature that make this oenological journey possible from grape to glass. What You Will Learn: You’ll hear firsthand from leading producers in the region who will share an intimate look at this year’s harvest, and discuss their commitment to crafting exceptional wines while preserving the natural environment.
Original Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST
Duration: 45 minutes including live Q&A
Roger Voss, Contributing Editor, Wine Enthusiast (Reviews wines from Portugal and France)
Roger Voss is a veteran wine and food author, and a journalist and has been writing about wine and food for the past 25 years. His books include France: A Feast of Food and Wine; The Wines of the Loire; Pocket Guide to the Wines of the Loire, Alsace and the Rhône; and Fortified Wines. He is based in Bordeaux, France, and reviews the wines of France (except those from the Rhône, Languedoc, Alsace and Burgundy) and Portugal. Twitter:
Maggie Henriquez, President & CEO, Krug
Maggie was born in Venezuela where she graduated with a Systems Engineering degree. She also has an advanced degree in Management from Harvard Business School and has recently completed her PhD in Business. Renowned for her ability to steer companies through difficult circumstances, Henriquez has spent more than two decades as president of multinational companies in Central and South America. With more than 30 years of strong female leadership in the wine and spirits category, Maggie Henriquez has accomplished many triumphs. Joining the Moët Hennessy family in 2001, as president of Bodegas Chandon in Argentina and Uruguay. In 2009 she moved to Paris to take over as president and CEO of Krug. She quickly came to personify the House of Krug, maintaining and growing the vision of luxury and prestige that it holds. www.krug.com Facebook: @KrugChampagne Instagram: @KrugChampagne
Didier Mariotti, Chef de Caves, Veuve Clicquot
Didier Mariotti was born in Lausanne within a family of Winemakers. He developed a passion for fine winemaking and dedicated his life’s work to champagne and wines. He studied in Nancy and obtained his diploma of Food & Beverage engineer in ENSAIA in 1995. Didier decided to then move to Reims where he spent several years with Moët & Chandon working on the storage of reserve wines, the traceability of the wines, and setting up new IT systems. He received his degree in Oenology in 1999, when he became the Duty Cellar Master at Nicolas Feuillatte. In 2003 he joined Mumm and in 2006 was appointed Chief Winemaker & Wine Director. Didier joined the House of Veuve Clicquot in 2019 and officially assumed Cellar Master duties in 2020. He thus became the 11th Cellar Master of Veuve Clicquot, working as a guardian of the House’s spirit to further enrich the nearly 250 year history of exceptional wines. www.veuveclicquot.com Facebook: @VeuveCliquot Instagram: @VeuveClicquot Twitter: @VeuveClicquot
Stanislas Milcent, Quality, Food Safety, Environment, Research & Development Director, Moët Hennessy
Agronomist, and winemaker, with a master’s degree in finance, Stanislas Milcent has been working at Moët Hennessy since 2002. After growing responsibilities in Finance for Moët & Chandon, Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot, Stanislas came two years in California as VP and CFO for our wineries in Napa Valley. Back in Champagne in 2015, Stanislas took over quality, food safety and environment for Champagne Houses. Since 2019, he also manages Research & Development while coordinating sustainable development at Moët Hennessy. Instagram: @MoetHennessy Twitter: @MoetHennessy
We encourage you to grab your favorite bottle of champagne as we come together to commemorate the beautiful oenological journey, from the vineyards to the glass.
Moët & Chandon Impérial: Moët Impérial, a global icon of celebration and savoir-fête. This blend comprises 30-40% pinot noir, 30-40% meunier and 20-30% chardonnay grapes – harvested from the most extensive estate in the region – providing the champagne with body, suppleness and finesse. More than 100 wines are used in the blend to enhance maturity and complexity while maintaining the distinguished Moët style. BUY NOW
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label: Yellow Label is the signature of Veuve Clicquot’s quality and style, recreated every year thanks to our priceless collection of reserve wines. A blend of 30-45% reserve wines with grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different crus. The Pinot Noir predominance (50-55%) provides the structure that is so typically Veuve Clicquot, while Chardonnay (28-33%) adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine, and a touch of Meunier (15-20%) rounds out the blend. BUY NOW
Dom Perignon Vintage 2010: Dom Pérignon only creates vintage wines; it is an absolute commitment. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010, cuvée of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, respects the company’s motto: “the fullness of harmony”. On the nose as well as on the palate, the wine has notes of fresh fruit, enriched by notes of sweet bakery which give it elegance. It is an ideal champagne to accompany aperitifs, pâtés, foie gras, soft cheeses, shellfish, seafood and fish. Only the best grapes from the most exceptional years are used, making each vintage distinct. It is the perfect embodiment of the Power of Creation – an act of creation that elevates the mind and enlightens the world. The wine immediately imposes its ample presence, full and massive. A sappy sensation dominates as the tactile is rapidly overtaken by the aromatic. BUY NOW
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs: Ruinart Blanc de Blancs shows a superb, golden yellow color with a beautiful luminosity and a fine and persistent mousse. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is produced from a blend of 100% premiers crus Chardonnay grapes from the best of recent vintages. Grapes from the estate vineyards in Sillery and Brimont (ancestral home of the Ruinart family) are joined by carefully selected grapes from other premiers crus vineyards in the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. BUY NOW
Krug Grande Cuvée: Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: A blend of approximately 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may reach 15 years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavors and aromas, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance – something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. BUY NOW
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Published on August 27, 2020