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It is with a heavy heart that we write to inform you that Thierry Roset, our friend and winemaker of Charles Heidsieck, passed away suddenly yesterday.

As you will be well aware, Thierry had recently celebrated 25 years with Charles Heidsieck, having joined the Maison as Assistant to Chef de Caves Daniel Thibaut in September, 1988. He himself was appointed Chef de Caves in April, 2012, under the direction of Régis Camus.

Thierry’s extraordinary skills as a winemaker were recognised earlier this year when he received the International Wine Challenge’s “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award.

We are devastated by the tragic loss of a man who touched us all with his humility, kindness and gentle nature. Our thoughts are with Thierry’s wife, their three children and wider family.

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