This week, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down for a (fireside) chat with the ebullient Vitalie Taittinger, president of the esteemed Champagne house, Maison Taittinger since 2020.

In Part One of this extended two-part interview, we speak about the history of her family’s house, the heartbreaking sale of the brand to Starwood Investments in 2005, and then her father’s triumphant buyback of the winery only a year later; it’s a heartwarming story.

Look out for Part Two next week, as well as a series of detailed tasting vignettes over the coming months.



Maison Taittinger are represented in Ontario by Family Wine Merchants.

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