A Look Inside the Ancient Underground Tunnels Housing Some of the World’s Finest Champagne

A Look Inside the Ancient Underground Tunnels Housing Some of the World’s Finest Champagne

A hundred and six steps below the Maison Charles Heidsieck in the city of Reims lies a vast underground world. The crayères — a network of cavernous chambers hewn from ancient Gallo-Romain quarries — is the prized place for aging Champagnes in perfect conditions (dark, humid, and a constant 10 degrees Celsius). Today these crayères are home to […]

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