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‘Straight Talk’ Podcast Episode 3 Spotlights Champagne for the Holidays

The latest episode of Wine Spectator’s new podcast, ‘Straight Talk,’ focused on Champagne for the holidays. Senior Editor James Molesworth and Champagne reviewer Alison Napjus spoke with VINTUS President and exclusive US importer of Bollinger, Alex Michas, as the authority on the category’s business outlook in the US.

The 28 minute episode also highlights conversations with Roederer’s Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon about climate change and Alexandre Chartogne, who speaks to the grower Champagne movement. It is free to sign up for the free ‘Straight Talk’ podcast on the publication’s website in order to listen to the full conversation! Towards the end of the episode, Alex speaks about the huge demand for Champagne in the US and, specifically, an unprecedented surge for Bollinger. They discuss the impact of lower bottle production across the region, as mandated by the CIVC governing body,as well as supply chain issues with shipping. Despite recession concerns, he adds that the demand for Champagne at the highest level does not seem to be slowing down! You can sign up and listen to the full episode HERE

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