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Demanding and already modern, they refined their blends to elaborate ever more harmonious and authentic champagnes.

Jules & Louise

1918: Jules continued the demanding course of previous generations,  with this almost instinctive  science and the special sensitivity which set real Champagne people apart.  So he succeeded his father Edouard and managed the company in his turn. (His father yet kept coming every day to the office until his death at the age of 96, exceptional longevity for the time!). 

 

 

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With his wife Louise,  they concentrated on refining non-vintage Brut Champagnes, which became more and more delicate and authentic.  This enabled the House to be the suppliers to great French establishments such as Maxim’s, le Royal Monceau, l’Hôtel du Mont d’Arbois, etc.

 

1925: taking advantage of Boizel’s strengths, Jules also grew exports to Belgium and Switzerland, and even to Australia: another story of enduring friendship with a great Australian family, in this case by meeting an extraordinary couple, the Meyers, while honeymooning on a transatlantic liner.

 

 

1929: a historical vintage, it was also the year of the House’s first Blanc de Blancs Champagne, a very unusual choice at the time.   On very special occasions, the Boizel family and their guests still enjoy the privilege of drinking this fabulous champagne, still slightly sparkling and showing powerful aromas of roasted hazelnuts.  Kept “sur pointe” (i.e. upside down with its deposit collected on the cork) in the “Trésor“, its opening and “dégorgement à la volée” (removal of the yeast sediment by hand) requires exceptional dexterity which only a very experienced cellarman can master.

 

 

1932: the British are still Boizel’s main customers and Jules and Louise took to spending several weeks a year in London for the major events of “the season”.  They were regular visitors to the Henley Royal Regatta, as their son, René, had a passion for rowing. Trained by an Englishman, Bert Barry, René won the Coupe de Paris in the skiff category, after being crowned Junior Champion of France in 1931.  With his skiff tied to the roof of his car, he toured Europe taking part in competitions and, while doing so, met his future wife, Erica, in Amsterdam.

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