Choosing a new house Champagne is a serious business which takes place every two years at Milsom Hotels & Restaurants.

All our suppliers are asked to submit bottles that fall into the remit for a house Champagne. This is followed by a tasting panel including directors, general managers as well as several of our Champagne drinking customers.

A total of 16 Champagnes were tasted this year and following a process of elimination over the course of 2-3 hours, Taittinger was selected as the outright winner.

Stas Anastasiades, Operations Director at Milsom Hotels & Restaurants, commented: “We couldn’t be happier about our new partnership with Champagne Taittinger, ultimately all our product decisions are based on quality and style and this wonderful house has it is in droves.”

Lynn Murray, Marketing Director at Champagne Taittinger, said: “Milsom Hotels and Restaurants pride themselves on providing a top quality service and personal touch to all its customers, making its new partnership with Champagne Taittinger a perfect match.

“Champagne Taittinger remains the last major Champagne House to be owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, grandson of the founder and current figurehead, is passionate about attention to detail and the family aspect is crucial for this. As he so eloquently puts it on many occasions ‘our name is on every bottles – it is a great responsibility, it is a family guarantee’.”

+ Sue Bunting

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