A Year in Champagne
The History of the Champagne Region in France

Samuel Goldwyn Films
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Grant avatar
Grant

Very insightful documentary offering some fascinating details about the Champagne region. I found the challenges associated with wine production in Champagne particularly interesting, as well as the marketing 'spin' the vintage created.

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Simon

Great documentary!
The casual tone made it very easy to sit back and relax, while learning new things about Champagne! I realize now that I didn't know much about the process of making Champagne. Lots of rules and steps required, but it's all worth it to get a nice chilled bottle of ...Read more

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