12 winemakers to watch in Champagne

16th April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

Julie Cavil (40)

The daughter of a doctor, Julie Cavil wasn’t destined to be a winemaker, kicking off her professional career as director of customer relations for an advertising agency in Paris. Having met her husband at work, desirous of a change of scene, the pair packed their bags for Champagne in 2001.

Keen to learn the craft, Cavil studied winemaking at the University of Reims during which time she completed harvests at Moët & Chandon. Joining Champagne house Krug in 2006 as a winemaker and a member of the tasting committee, Cavil looks after Krug’s cherished single vineyard, Clos du Mesnil, during the harvest. “I bring passion and devotion to my role. This is a second career for me, which I sought out, so I love….

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One Response to “12 winemakers to watch in Champagne”

  1. Stan Brody says:

    While no doubt each of these talented wine makers, merit some mention, I note with interest, even perhaps some disappointment, that this article follows the “Wine Spectator philosophy”… the great the bucks spent on advertizing… the great the ratings… a smatttering of credit to the contribution to Champagne of the winemaking abilities of the very sensational small grower producers would have been appreciated.

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