Perrier-Jouët launches podcast series

Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has launched an ‘artisans of wine’ podcast series to mark the retirement of its longtime cellar master, Hervé Deschamps.

Perrier-Jouët’s retiring cellar master, Hervé Deschamps, with his successor Séverine Frerson

This six-part series celebrates the legacy of Perrier-Jouët’s seventh cellar master, who will retire in October after 37 years at the house.

Deschamps spent 37 years at Perrier-Jouët

In each episode Deschamps chats with colourful characters in the wine trade who he has befriended over the years.

Among those to appear on the podcast are Serena Sutcliffe MW, the former international head of Sotheby’s wine department, who talks about prestige cuvées and her book on Perrier-Jouët that she co-wrote with Deschamps.

Also making a cameo is Giovanni Ferlito, head of wines at The Ritz hotel in London, who discusses the unique floral flavour profile Perrier-Jouët Champagne.

The series concludes with an in-depth conversation between Deschamps and his successor, Séverine Frerson, who will take over the role of cellar master in October.

Decshamps has been working alongside Frerson for the last two years in a transition period.

The podcast is hosted by wine writer and broadcaster, Susie Barrie MW.

The first three episodes are available to listen to now, with the following three episodes aired weekly until 14 October, when Deschamps will officially retire.

Hervé Deschamps joined Perrier-Jouët in 1983 at the age of 26. Since then, he has created two of the house’s most iconic cuvées: Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs and Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs. The Champagne house was founded in 1811.

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