Christian Holthausen profile
Based between Reims and Paris, Christian spends most of his days traveling the four corners of the world as the privileged spokesperson for the Houses of Champagne Piper-Heidsieck and Champagne Charles Heidsieck. When at home in France, Christian works closely with chef de caves Régis Camus and his oenological team. He also meets regularly with the marketing and commercial teams, giving him an intimate knowledge of activities of the Houses.
Before arriving in France in January 2006, Christian was based in New York and spent five years at Rémy Cointreau USA, where he was in charge of U.S. public relations for fourteen premium wineries, including: Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne Charles Heidsieck, Antinori, Masi, Vietti and Laroche, after enjoying four years as the U.S. brand manager for the Champagne division. Prior to his tenure at Rémy Cointreau USA, Christian spent two years working in supplier relations and operations for Clicquot, Inc., the American subsidiary of Champagne Veuve Clicquot.
Christian was born in the United States in the seaside town of Westbrook, Connecticut, and maintains a strong affinity for New England seafood and locally grown produce. A graduate of Vassar College, Christian majored in literature and feminist theory before moving to Paris for two years, earning a post-graduate degree in French from Paris IV La Sorbonne before embarking upon his career in the wine industry.
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