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Jean Taittinger of Champagne Taittinger Dies At 89

Jean Taittinger, honorary chairman of Champagne Taittinger, passed away September 23 at the age of 89. Taittinger, father of the Champagne house’s current president and CEO Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, was co-owner of not only the Taittinger Champagne business but also the luxury hotel group Société du Louvre. In addition, he was prominently involved in politics; was mayor of Reims from 1957-1977; and was the French Secretary of State for Finance, Minister of Justice and Minister of State from 1971-1974 under President Georges Pompidou. Jean’s brother Claude, who retired in 2006, was a long-time head of Champagne Taittinger.

Source:  Shanken News

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Award Winning Author and Wine Journalist

Liz Palmer is a well-respected wine journalist since 2004 and has an international reputation as a critic and judge. Liz has had the pleasure of interviewing and tasting with some of the industry’s leading winemakers, professors and personalities.

Liz Palmer’s articles have appeared in national and international magazines. She is one of four founding international hosts for #ChampagneDay 2011-2017; she has served as a judge for the 2013-2017 Global Traveler’s Wines on the Wing airline wine competition (New York); 2014-2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards (South Africa) 2014-2017; and for The Stevie Awards for Women in Business (New York) (2014-2017).

Her Memberships include: Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada, Circle of Wine Writers (UK), International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV); Wine Century Club (NYC), The Fine Wine Reserve, and Les Dames d’Escoffier (President – Toronto Chapter).

2017 Awards:
Liz Palmer’s first book, “The Ultimate Guide To Champagne” has received the National Award for the best French Wine Book at the Gourmand World Awards 2017. On April 7th, 2017 she was awarded the title of “Dame Chevalier” of the Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne at an official ceremony in Paris.

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