How well do you know Charles Heidsieck ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.

● So you think you know Charles Heidsieck Champagne?
● Or - You think you know their different styles of Champagne?

Take this short Charles Heidsieck Quiz & find out.

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When was the Champagne House of Charles Heidsieck founded in Reims - France?

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Aged 29 Charles Heidsieck was the first Champagne House to travel to America in 1852. Where he was given the nick-name ‘Champagne Charlie’ - which of the following events occurred?

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The House decided to create a special ‘Champagne Charlie’ cuvée in tribute to the audacity of its founder. 5 unique vintages exist: 1979, 1981 1982, 1983 and which of the following was the last to be labeled?

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It was without a doubt his audacity that pushed Charles Heidsieck to purchase the now infamous Crayères, a series of Gallo-Roman chalk cellars dating from the 3rd century BC, veritable subterranean cathedrals. In which year did he purchase these stunning cellars to age his Champagnes?

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Which of the following renowned artists loved Charles Heidsieck Champagne - and is responsible for this quote - "Whosoever enjoys wine no longer simply drinks, they savour secrets” ?

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The Charles Heidsieck Crayères (2000+ year old chalk cellars) comprise more than 8km’s of galleries, some 30 metres below ground - have been inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list since when?

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Charles Heidsieck was renowned for his audacity - which has stayed true right through until today - in which of the following years did he pass away?

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Over the past 26 years the ‘Chef de Caves’ at Charles Heidsieck have been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the London International Wine Challenge how many times?

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Since May 2015 - which of the following people is the acclaimed ‘Chef de Cave’ at the Champagne House of Charles-Heidsieck?

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In 2018 Charles Heidsieck relaunched a Blanc de Blancs NV - Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate their passion for Chardonnay, with his grandson Charles-Marcel producing a Blanc de Blancs in which year?

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Finally, after a number of years with varied multinational ownership - in which year did the Descours Family purchase and bring back under one family ownership Charles Heidsieck?

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Cuvée is arguably the most complex NV Champagne. Which of the following statements is correct about is composition...?

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