Séverine Frerson leaves Piper for Perrier-Jouët

21st September, 2018 by Rupert Millar

Séverine Frerson has been named as Hervé Deschamps’s replacement as cellar master at Champagne Perrier-Jouët, only a few months after she was appointed head of Piper-Heidsieck.

In a surprising move, Frerson will become the first woman to hold the position of cellar master at Perrier-Jouët (and the eighth overall) when she takes over at a date not specified in the announcement.

She replaces Deschamps who has performed the role for over 20 years although the pair will work together over a transition period in order for Deschamps to pass on the basis of the house style.

Frerson herself is currently cellar master at Piper-Heidsieck, a house she has been at for the past 16 years although her tenure as cellar master only dates to….

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