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Jul 21, 2020

Maison Champy began in 1720 and has the honourable distinction of being the oldest wine company in Burgundy. Extraordinary.

Brilliance, of course, needs quite a lot more than venerability! Three centuries might simply imply dusty cellars. Not so with Maison Champy who in 1866 helped Louis Pasteur develop his, 'Etudes sur le Vin: Diseases, Causes, New Process to Keep and Age Wine'. Then in 1890 (celebrating 170 years young) Maison Champy built a new winery in Beaune using Eiffel's (he of the Tower) architecture. By 1912 87% of the vineyards owned by Champy were of Cru appellation. Today Maison Champy has a new boutique and tasting rooms in the heart of Beaune opposite the Hospices de Beaune and has developed a new logo and design for its branded wines. 

 Nothing dusty here!

In this podcast Technical Director and Oenologist for the past 20 years at Maison Champy, Dimitri Bazas, brings us up to speed with the vineyards and wines of of this amazing house.   

The wines of Maison Champy are distributed by Classic Drinks.


While all restaurants in Ireland were closed until recently many have now reopened. This is great news - Open Again! We should remember that many of these, including the wonderful Monty's of Kathmandu, are family businesses. They are often small and brilliant and need our support more than ever. Keep Safe and Keep well. 

Kevin Ecock's WinePod is brought to us with the assistance of the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu - an excellent place to host your next event or celebration.

Contact Shiva at 01 -6704911 or HERE at the Santa Rita Wine Room web page.