DVD Release: A Year in Champagne

DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: First Run Features

Only sparkling wine produced within the boundaries of the Champagne region is truly “Champagne”—one of many factoids offered in the documentary A Year in Champagne, directed by David Kennard.

CHAMPAGNE-1jpg_optWith renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as a guide, viewers get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers like Champagne Saint-Chamant, where each and every bottle is still turned by hand in the cellars, to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger which have been instrumental in shaping the image of Champagne around the world.

Oh, and as for the region of Champagne, well, it’s history is grim and bloody, swept by war and destruction from Attila the Hun to the filthy trenches of WWI and the Nazi depredations of WWII.

Wanna drink, now?

DVD extras include the following:

-Four Shorts (Harvest; Vineyard Cabin; Blending at Gosset; Opening a Bottle)
-The Champagne Bureau’s “From Terroir to Wine”
-About the Winemakers
-About the Filmmakers


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.