Updated: May 22, 2022
It was emotional, yet an incredible start to the week as I tasted Champagne Rare 2008 with Regis Camus, for his last tasting as Chef de cave, was an honor and a moment I will always cherish.
Thank you Regis for all you have done for Piper Heidsieck, Rare and champagne as a whole. We are forever grateful for the gift of Rare to the word of Champagne. The longtime Cellar master at Charles Heidsieck, Piper Heidsieck and Rare Champagne is retiring after almost 30 years of classic, champagne production.
“Since 2018, I have worked with [global director] Maud Rabin to turn Rare Champagne into a maison in its own right," Régis said in a press release. "Appreciated, respected and sought-after, Rare Champagne has become the jewel I was hoping for. Today, it is considered a fine Champagne brand, and I am extremely proud of that.”
Emilien Boutillat and Maud Rabin, so looking forward to the future of Rare. It is in the best hands. Emilien is taking over to Regis as the new Chef de cave. Maud has said, "I’ve joined the House of Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck to be in charge of the prestigious Cuvée Rare Champagne and make it definitely a stand alone and highly considered brand. I am fortunate enough to work closely with the Best Cellar Master of the world : Régis Camus.
Thank you Oyku Saran, Brand Ambassador for all three brands, for inviting me and hosting a very special afternoon. And Vinya Wine and Market in Key Biscayne, of course was the perfect venue and food to compliment the wine.