Aÿ, Champagne !!! PDF

Aÿ, Champagne !!! PDF

This aÿ, Champagne !!! PDF contains content that is written like an advertisement. Champagne house, a producer of sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France.


Une promenade dans le prestigieux vignoble d’Aÿ au fil des saisons. Les rues, les ruelles, les porches, les nombreuses Maisons de Champagne et leurs caves, tout le patrimoine architectural de cette commune attachante.

Michel Jolyot est né en 1957 à Romilly-sur-Seine, dans l’Aube. Photographe depuis 1980, il publie régulièrement des livres consacrés à la Champagne, ses villes, son vignoble, sa terre et ses caves. Son oeuvre met en valeur les paysages de Champagne qu’il parcourt en toutes saisons, dévoilant ainsi l’intimité d’une géographie particulière.

Atelier Michel Jolyot : photographie, reportages, banque d’images, collaboration avec agences de presse et d’illustration nationales et internationales.

Bollinger has roots in the Champagne region dating back to 1585 when the Hennequins, one of the Bollinger founding families, owned land in Cramant. The Champagne house Renaudin Bollinger was founded on February 6, 1829 in Aÿ by Hennequin de Villermont, Paul Levieux Renaudin and Jacques Bollinger. The partners agreed that the Villermont name would not be used on the labels, hence the house name Renaudin Bollinger. Starting when Jacques Bollinger married Charlotte de Villermont, the house has been managed by the Bollinger family. Founder Jacques Joseph Bollinger married Charlotte de Villermont. The couple had a daughter, Marie, who had two sons Joseph and Georges. These sons took over the company in 1885 and began expanding the family estate by purchasing vineyards in nearby villages.

In 1918 Jacques Bollinger, the son of Georges, took over the company. Jacques married Emily Law de Lauriston Boubers, known as « Lily ». Jacques further expanded the facilities by building new cellars, purchasing the Tauxières vineyards, and acquiring the assets of another Champagne house on Boulevard du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny—where Bollinger’s offices are presently located. When Jacques Bollinger died in 1941, Lily Bollinger took over. Lily expanded production through the purchase of more vineyards, but is better known for traveling the world to promote the brand. Lily was well-publicized in the Champagne region, leaving several noteworthy quotes.

I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty. Lily managed Bollinger until 1971, when her nephews Claude d’Hautefeuille and Christian Bizot succeeded her. Bollinger was modernized under the direction of Claude d’Hautefeuille, who acquired additional vineyards and developed the brand internationally.

Following Claude, his cousin Christian Bizot took over the Bollinger house. In addition to expanding the world distribution of Bollinger, Bizot developed a Charter of Ethics and Quality in 1992. Since 1994, Ghislain de Mongolfier has managed Bollinger. The winemaker has also used the popular James Bond film series as a marketing device. Bollinger is one of the last remaining independent Champagne houses. Family-managed since 1889, Bollinger maintains more than 150 hectares of vineyards. This Champagne blend uses grapes from a given year, with the addition of reserve wines.

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