Épernay

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Épernay

(āpĕrnā`), town (1990 pop. 27,738), Marne dept., NE France, on the Marne River. It is, next to Reims, the largest manufacturing center for champagnechampagne
, sparkling white wine made from grapes grown in the old French province of Champagne. The best champagne is from that part of the Marne valley whose apex is Reims, the center of the industry.
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 wine and the headquarters of some of the oldest firms, notably Moët. The wine is stored in caves (open to tourists) which form a labyrinth some 30 mi (48 km) long in the surrounding hills. Heavy fighting there during World War I destroyed many old buildings.

Épernay

 

a city in northeastern France, in Marne Department, on the Marne River, at the foot of the Ile-de-France cuesta. Population, 38,000 (1975). Epernay is a center of wine-making and the bottling and storing of champagne. It also manufactures wood products and tools.

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Tiny feet that people came even from Epernay, which is seven leagues away, to see
It is named after Perrier-Jouet's mysterious Eden cellar in Epernay, where the House's rarest and most prestigious champagnes are kept, and to which the Cellar Master possesses the only set of keys.
Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: CCI REIMS ET EPERNAY 51100 Reims
In a double victory for French wine, corks were popping in Epernay, where the world's most famous sparkling wines are produced, and Burgundy Saturday, after their vineyards were crowned with the same prestigious distinction by the U.
What is the white sparkling wine produced around Reims and Epernay in France better known as?
5 km from Epernay to Nancy) and Stage 15 (222 km from Tallard to Nimes).
5-kilometres route from Epernay was the second longest stage of this year's race and lit up when the riders reached the day's second and nal categorised climb.
5-kilometres route from Epernay was the second longest stage this year and lit up when the riders reached the day's second and final categorised climb.
5-kilometer (146-mile) trek from Epernay to Nancy -- the second longest stage -- on Thursday.
Byline: HIGH STREET BUYER'S GUIDE By Ruki Sayid, Consumer Editor in Epernay, France
The 22-year-old Slovak outpaced the leading part of a scattered bunch to achieve a spectacular treble ahead of Germany's Andre Greipel, the winner of the two previous stages and one of many riders to hit the tarmac between Epernay and Metz.
5-kilometre route from Epernay to Metz, which was apparently a straightforward sprint stage, but once again there were spills aplenty, shaking up the general classification.