The Original ‘Champagne Charlie’

Renowned wine presenter and journalist David Kermode attended our Charles Heidsieck Dinner at Frederick’s last week to learn all about the quiet revolution happening at this once-legendary champagne house and taste a range of new and old vintages.

Our host, Director of Charles Heidsieck Stephen Leroux, expertly guided guests through a tasting which included the brand new Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV and Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésime 1983 Magnum.

“Little did I realise ‘Charlie’ was no mythical bon viveur, he was actually a real person: the enterprising and extraordinary Charles Heidsieck, who earned his moniker introducing America to Champagne in the latter half of the nineteenth century.”

Read David Kermode’s full report published on his website Vinousaurus here.