• Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy of Champagne René Geoffroy, during the 2015 harvest in Champagne

    Harvest is progressing smoothly in Champagne, with most people getting into the swing of things at this point. While many people in early-ripening terroirs began picking last week, most in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs have either just started or will be starting soon. Fortunately, the weather here is currently glorious, with warm, sunny days and cool nights, although it isn’t expected to last—rain showers are in the forecast for Saturday, and next week is looking a little dodgy.

    I stopped in at René Geoffroy yesterday, where Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy is justifiably excited about his results so far. “The grapes are very ripe, in perfect condition,” he say
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