When Ian Jolley decided to retire to Norfolk he wrote to seven of his friends to ask if any would be interested in taking over the Cambridge Champagne Company. We all respected Ian for his honesty and integrity and felt much the same about the delicious Dominique Boulard champagne he had been supplying us over the years. But perhaps even Ian was surprised when, within a matter of days, all seven of us had replied to say YES!
You may not have heard of Boulard Champagne before, that’s because Dominique doesn’t let much of it out of France (we are now the only UK suppliers). Yet in the valleys just south of Reims his family have been tending their vines for over 200 years, picking each grape by hand, always ensuring that the pressing process is delicate enough to create the purest of juices. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the prestigious wine guides Hachette des Vins and Gault & Millau – indeed Dominique’s champagnes have been ranked alongside many of the more famous (and eye-wateringly expensive) brand names. At the end of the day the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Or rather, the drinking.
We want you to enjoy all of the lovely champagnes that have been selected so we have made sure that prices are reasonable, ordering is easy and delivery convenient.