Caveau

A personally culled collection of the best of Burgundy & Grower Champagne, delivered to your door.

Caveau Selections -  from winemaker-importer Scott Paul Wright. We're specialists in the best of Burgundy and Grower Champagne, delivered to your door. Join our mailing list, sign-up for our Burgundy and Champagne Clubs, and take advantage of our exclusive pre-arrival offers. Start drinking hand-selected wines from the top artisanal producers at direct-import prices!

Champagne Valhalla

Any day that includes a bottle of 2002 Salon is a great day. Throw in two great meals and four private tastings with top producers, and we're in Champagne heaven...

We kicked it all off with Jérôme Coessens, Vincent Couche, and Bertrand Brigandat all driving up for the Aube to do a private tasting for us at the tour group's hotel outside of Épernay. One of the great educations in cutting-edge Champagne one could ever get..

Bertrand, Jérôme and Vincent - Champagne's Three Musketeers

Bertrand, Jérôme and Vincent - Champagne's Three Musketeers

Then of course we had to get something to eat! The vignerons joined us for a great lunch at Les Avisés on the Côte des Blancs - consistently one of my faves here in Champagne...

Then we were off to the village of Ludes on the Montagne de Reims for a special 3-hour seminar and tasting put on for us by the engaging and wonderful Thierry Forget at Forget-Chemin. The group got an in-depth look at Champagne making that was hugely educational for everyone...

In the cellar with Thierry Forget

In the cellar with Thierry Forget

It had then been at least a few hours since our last meal, so we were off to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for a really nice night at La Gare, a killer bistro in the old train station. It was my first time there, and I will be back soon and often - add this one to your list for sure. Their Champagne list focuses exclusively on the Côte des Blancs, and happened to include the magical '02 Salon at an unbelievably great price - I simply couldn't resist. I am one happy dude...