Reims, France | aka Where Veuve Clicquot is made

Wednesday, June 24, 2015



Wow, I cannot believe this trip was almost a year ago... On our 6 day stay in Paris, we took a day trip out to Reims to visit two Champagne houses, Veuve Clicquot (I know!!) and Pommery. It was about an hour train ride from Paris, and I highly recommend it if you have the time.
FYI: I booked these tours in advanced, about a month before our trip. So if you're specifically going out to Reims to tour the champagne houses, you might as well make sure you have a reservation. 
Taking a tour of the Veuve Clicquot champagne house was pretty special to my husband and I because that was the champagne we used for toasts at our wedding.
 The tour was really fascinating. They took us down into the crayeres, which are limestone pits that were carved out by the Roman Soldiers, where the champagne is bottled an kept at a cool temperate. These crayeres are miles upon miles long, and other champagne houses in Reims have access to them as well. On the tour, we learned about the story behind Veuve Clicquot, the bottling process of champagne, and enjoyed a glass of their brut champagne at the end! 

(fun fact: In order for sparking wine to be labeled champagne, the grapes MUST be from the Champagne region of France)

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