La Fête du Champagne 2016
Thursday NOVEMBER 3 - Sunday NOVEMBER 6
Peter Liem and Daniel Johnnes are pleased to present La Fête du Champagne, a celebration of the wines of Champagne. La Fête du Champagne 2016 will feature a Grand Tasting of some of the top producers of Champagne, a series of highly-focused seminars presented by the industry's leading experts, two exclusive dinners and one lunch, and Le Déjeuner Champenois - a Gala Lunch prepared by Chefs Daniel Boulud and Arnaud Lallement, to which guests bring treasured bottles of Champagne to share with winemakers, like-minded collectors, and sommeliers.
2016 attending producers
Peter Liem is an American wine writer, and author of ChampagneGuide.net, an award-winning and highly acclaimed online guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne. His writings on Champagne and other wines have also appeared in publications such as Wine & Spirits, The World of Fine Wine, The Art of Eating and The San Francisco Chronicle. Unlike most wine critics, who either taste wines exclusively from their own locations or else visit wine regions sporadically, Peter actually spent six years living full-time in the Champagne region of France, the only wine critic in the world to have done so. This has given him an uncommon perspective on the land and its wines, and it has allowed him to forge unusually strong relationships with the region’s winegrowers and winemakers.
Daniel Johnnes is the Wine Director for Daniel Boulud's Dinex Group, including Restaurant DANIEL, DB Bistro, Cafe Boulud, Bar Boulud, DBGB and Boulud Sud. In addition to Daniel's efforts as a sommelier and wine importer, he organizes fine wine dinners and tastings. His La Paulée, a celebration of Burgundy in New York and in San Francisco, has received rave reviews by the press and public alike with the Financial Times calling it 'the greatest bacchanalia on the face of the earth.' In 2016, Daniel was honored by the French Republic by being named a Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole. This award recognizes people who have rendered outstanding services to the sector of agriculture, and is one of the tiers of national merit along with the French Légion d'Honneur.