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The Future of Champagne Is...Still Wine?

Season 5, Ep. 102

Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss the baffling comments from the managing director of Bollinger about the future of Champagne being still Pinot Noir and vineyard-designate sparkling wines. Could this approach, which flies in the face of Champagne's tradition branding, actually work? Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.


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