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Champagne: What happens when a new chef de cave takes over?

The role of chef de cave is integral to any Champagne house. But what happens when it is time to hand over the art of blending to a newcomer? Anne Krebiehl MW talks to four pairs of winemakers to find out...

Blending Champagne is an art. Most Champagne is the antithesis of a single-vineyard wine, a carefully calibrated composition made from numerous base wines: different grape varieties, different sites, different vinification methods, and different vintages.


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