Sharpen your sabers!
La Fête du Champagne returns to New York City
November 8-10, 2018

Peter Liem and Daniel Johnnes are pleased to present La Fête du Champagne, a celebration of the wines of Champagne.
La Fête du Champagne 2018 will be held November 8-10 in New York City. Guests will enjoy exclusive dinners, informative and engaging seminars, a Grand Tasting of wines from all attending Champagne producers, and the culminating Gala Dinner.

2018 attending producers





From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource and co-founder of La Fête du Champagne comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne--a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the region’s terroirs. With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagne’s history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before. 



Peter Liem

Peter Liem is an American wine writer, and author of, 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. His latest book, Champagne, was released in early November 2017 to critical acclaim and won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference, History, and Scholarship, the 2017 André Simon Award in the Drink Category, and the 2018 IACP Award in Wine, Beer & Spirits. 

JBF Awards Winner Seal

Daniel Johnnes

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.' Daniel received the highest honor awarded to a wine professional in the United States when the James Beard Foundation named him "2006 Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year." 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. In 2018, the James Beard Foundation honored Daniel again as an inductee of Who's Who in Food & Beverage in America.

JBF Awards Winner Seal


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Must be of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.