A few words from our happy customers...
Customer Testimonials

We proudly supply a range of quality independents and top
restaurants across the UK, some of which we have been working with for many years…

“When I recently joined Galvin La Chapelle I always said that C&C must be one of my suppliers, they have of course good agencies -especially between Rhône and Bordeaux- but also the great service and the business relationship created at my previous places. So here we are, happy to look at 2018 and more with C&C on the list.”

Gaetano Giangaspero, La Chapelle
Head Sommelier

“I really enjoy working with Champagnes & Châteaux, It is a very reliable and professional company, all the team members are sympathetic and friendly. They import some very well selected wineries in France and around the world, their selection is superb. Thienot Vintage 2008 is a great wine and very successful by the glass at Wiltons. The Tokaji Disznókö Dorgó Vineyard Aszú 6 Puttonyos became a classic pairing with our bread and butter pudding and vanilla custard. I am looking forward to continuing to develop our business together.”

Yohann Pinol, Wiltons
Head Sommelier

“Having worked with champagnes & chateaux in both London and now Bath they are a supplier who I would always favour.  Thierry, Ilario and the team are constantly working to offer support and deliver a fantastic service. Along with the brilliant selection of wines from across the world in the portfolio they are a supplier every restaurant should be working with.”

Adam Willis, The Bath Priory
Sommelier

“I have been working with C&C, especially with Chris Galez, for nearly 20 years; Chris who has always plenty of time for his clients, as well as, a very pragmatic and fair business approach. The agency’s team are also very professional and happy to help whatever the needs: a service that is becoming a rarity nowadays.”

Christopher Delalonde MS, The Bleeding Heart
Beverage Manager

“I started buying wines as a restaurant manager at Hotel Endsleigh five years ago. Ever since, the portfolio has constantly grown by adding great quality wines. But what might be even more important is that I can not imagine the team at Champagnes and Chateaux being more charming, cooperative and helpful.

Nick, Anna , Christophe just to name a few – You are all fantastic!.”

Chris Grobelny, Endsleigh Hotel
Head Sommelier

” I have been working with C&C for many years and they never let us down. Customer service and the way they look after you is first class. Thierry is a very professional person with a true passion about wine and I am very pleased to work with him”.

Antonio Roveda, The Savoy Grill
Head Sommelier

“I started working with Champagnes & Chateaux when Ilario became Sales manager for them. They have proven to be a trustworthy wine supplier. Ilario and the team are continually working to offer support and deliver a premium service.”

Jeepson Lopes, Benares
Head Sommelier

“I have been dealing with Champagnes and Chateaux for a good few years now. As I’ve got to know their portfolio over the years, I’ve come to realise that not only do they deal with some truly great producers but that their wines consistently deliver in terms of quality and value for money.”

Bavand Foroughi
Head Sommelier

“We have worked with Champagnes and Chateaux for more than 10 years and have always enjoyed their enthusiasm, professionalism and service. Their portfolio is a constantly evolving range of quality wines that perfectly fit our needs”

John Brinkley, Brinkley’s

“I’ve had the privilege of working with C & C since my first appointment as Head Sommelier over 10 years ago. Thierry was the very first supplier I ever met with, and has stayed at the top of my list of preferred suppliers ever since.His initial impression of being a reliable, trustworthy chap was borne out and he’s always been a source of expert support. I love their portfolio, and possibly Thierry himself, but in all seriousness, the highlights for me have been collaborating with such stellar producers as Thiénot Champagne, Château Val Joanis and Domaine Trapet”.”

Frédéric Tanoh-Koutoua
Head sommelier

“We have been incredibly impressed with Champagnes and Châteaux, they have the ability to deliver a supreme product with personal service, constantly introducing us to some delicious Champagne and wine from around the world, and helping us to develop our much loved wine list. Champagnes & Châteaux sits perfectly within our restaurant’s philosophy of serving a delicious product from a supplier that understands our requirements.”

Dominic Chapman
The Beehive White Waltham

Champagne Thiénot has always been a firm favourite of mine, they are a dream to drink, serve and pair so beautifully with dishes. The Thiénot name is a sign of the quality we strive for every day. A good Champagne can transform a good meal into a memorable one with just one glass.

Allan Pickett
Head Chef

“Looking for a prosperous 2017 with our supportive Partner Canard- Duchêne ! First class Champagne for first class guests.”

Philippe Alvarez
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Elite Hotels

Thiénot Brut NV

“A delicately scented, vinous and fresh Champagne with notes of green apple, minerality, floral and citrus characters. The texture is simple, but classy, with elegant and persistent small bubbles with a refreshing, long finish – very good value indeed”

Vincent Gasnier
Master Sommelier

“I can offer nothing but praise, an excellent range of well-cellared wines, I now no longer have to trawl the internet looking for French Château Wines as most of what I need is offered by Champagnes and Châteaux with great attention to detail, a small but beautifully formed wine supplier.”

Antony Worrall Thompson

“We have been fans of Canard-Duchêne for a long time- buying the Champagne for its combination of accessibility and value.”

Four Walls Wine Company

“Champagnes & Chateaux has been a supplier to La Barbe for over 10 years, during which time our relationship has gone from strength to strength. Today Champagnes & Chateaux are one of our most consistent and trusted wine merchant partner.
Their professional approach selecting wines and commitment to quality is to be commended. We look forward to buying wines for many years to come.”

Serge Tassi
La Barbe Reigate

“I have known Christophe and his team for about 20 years. Time flies… Working with them has always been a joy. They’re friendly and professional and do represent a number of top-flight independent wineries: Thienot, Pillot, Trapet, Jeandeau, La Nerthe are all part of my family. Here’s to the next happy 20 years. Santé !”

Jean-Christophe Slowik
L'Absinthe

Grand Vin de Ricaud

Chateau de Ricaud has returned to the glory days of a century ago when its sweet Loupiac wines were the talk of the town. Now, under the careful nurturing of Vignobles Alain Thiénot, it has added the Grand Vin de Chateau de Ricaud – a triumphant red of comparable quality. There is a cru classé concentration of colour and fruit in the Grand Vin and in the 2011 the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are maturing with extraordinary distinction.”

James John MW

“The houses of champagnes and chateaux and Le Petit Nantais (JP and Kim Gravier) started their relationship in 1990. 26 years later both the quality and service provided has never faltered. Their ability to offer a personal and bespoke wine service to their customers is second to none and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them for many years to come.”

Jean-Philippe and Kim Gravier
Le Petit Nantais

“We have worked with Champagnes & Châteaux for more than 10 years and have always found them to be an excellent shipper – top agencies, knowledgeable and enthusiastic sales personnel, first class ordering and delivery through LCB and a friendly and efficient office team. We have bought Champagne Thiénot for all of that time and for the last 5 years have had great success with Canard-Duchêne “Cuvée Léonie” as our “house” Champagne. I would certainly recommend Champagnes & Châteaux and look forward to continuing to develop our business together over the coming years..”

Alastair Stewart
Richard Granger Wines

“Great service, effective working and well balanced portfolio of world finest wines makes me always excited to cooperate with C&C. It’s a pleasure for me and they bring stability in hospitality.”

Gabriel Kollar
Head Sommelier

Stovells have only recently started working with Champagnes and Chateaux and thus far we have been very impressed with their portfolio. Our representative Michael Trenga has been very helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. The main point about Champagnes and Chateaux is that they offer a selection of wines that are not widely available.

Daniel D Davies, Head Sommelier
Stovells Chobham

“We have been working with C&C for more than 10 years, we are very happy with our continuing success together, C&C haves helped enormously with our desire to serve quality within our dining experience. They have a great understanding of what will work on our wine list…their staff is professional, approachable and very friendly…they’ve got it all!.”

Jérome Bichot
Cheyne Walk Brasserie

“Champagne adds sparkle to our lives , we choose Canard-Duchêne because it is fabulous and we know the man who makes it !!!”

Lesley Lewis
The French House Soho

“C & C are a joy to deal with, there’s the perfect balance between having a broad range of wines, but not being inundated by too much choice. They buy quality wines, from niche producers which is exactly what we need for our discerning customers. It’s been a great partnership for more than a decade…”

Matt Segal
Frederick's Islington