• Selosse's château in Avize, formerly Champagne Bricout

    As you enter Avize from the north, you pass a large, imposing château, once the home of the ill-fated Champagne Bricout. In 2008, it was purchased by Anselme Selosse, with the intention of creating a new hotel and restaurant on the property, and if all goes according to plan, it will open sometime within the next month.

    The hotel will be small, with ten rooms, and the dining room (located behind those doors in the photo below) will seat a mere 20 people. In essence, Selosse sees the restaurant as a natural extension of his work in the vines and in the cellar. “The final purpose of a wine is to be drunk with food,” he explains. “I wanted to create a place that was convivial, where wine can be fully appreciated, in the presence
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