RDV 2017 for global Champagne Day #ChampagneDay in Sacy Champagne area

2017 Very Special Cuvee for global Champagne Day in Sacy’s village 1st cru in Champagne region !

RDV is given in Sacy between lovers of champagne, sighthounds, History and cultural Heritage (who those dogs breeds are very often seen), and also with champagne caps’ collectors, genealogists and historians and all tourists and visitors who’ll come for this special annual event.

Global Champagne Day, in french “Journée Mondiale du Champagne”, it’s each third Friday of october, so 20/10 for 2017, RDV in Sacy’s village and/or share all day long through social medias with #champagneDay or #globalChampagneDay !

Come and meet the dogs who have been used as models for the champagne caps collection and the others who participated but didn’t have the luck for the drawing lots.

They’ll escort their owners for the prizes giving, same day and time than celebrate global Champagne Day,on 20/10/2017

In brief schedule /program of the 20/10/2017 RDV #champagneDay 2017 in Sacy with Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET winery members :

For global Champagne Day on 20/10/2017 we plan :

  • The prizes giving of the photos contest, for the new champagne caps collection with 12 sighthounds on them (whippets, galgos, greyhounds) and the meeting of the winners and participants and their sighthounds. We are happy to welcome them after a year of wait !
  • Official opening of the selling of Champagne Damien-Buffet bottles with the news sticks and new bottles shapes for some of them. All the bottles with on the top of them the sighthounds metal caps on all our cuvées, (except L’élixir who has is own cap and is limited edition).
  • For this opening : commentated tasting of champagnes Damien-Buffet cuvees
  • We are honored for the nice first meeting and great introduce  of Charles Palmer and his spouse who’ll present their english sparkling wines CHARLES PALMER VINEYARDS and tell the story of their family, their coat of arms showing a greyhound, a beautfiful parallel with the theme of the day ! 🙂

  • Catering service with our partner CONTAL FARMER (salt and sweet crepes cooked with the flours produced by Vincent & Frédérique Contal in their farm in Ardennes, biscuits home recipes to sell)
  • Guided visit at the winery, cellar and vines, vineyard, and of the cooperative of Sacy by small groups (Thanks to book it if you want to take part of it and you are not on the list of the guests, to organize as well the visits)
  • Costumed members of  Soligalgos association with spanish greyhounds (galgos). They’ll know better than us to tell stories of sighthounds, the great qualities of those dogs breeds. The sighthounds are appreciated and loved since siecles at kings court and in nobles families, then actually loyal companions in all families around the world.
  • We plan also a few surprises around the theme of the place of sighthounds in History, cultural heritage and very often shown in many ways (paintings, tapestries, sculptures and so on).

Practical side for the RDV 20/10/2017 Champagne Day in Sacy and proposal of visits in the city of Reims

Guests, visitors or persons of Sacy’s village wanting to take part to Champagne Day

Are guests all those who participated to the photos contest for the sighthounds caps, and persons like Charles Palmer and his wife from Charles Palmer Vineyard, Vincent and Frédérique Contal from Contal Farmer, members of Soligalgos, and other persons who’ll recognize them.

The event is open to all. All the other persons who would like to take part of the event on October 20 for Champagne Day or 21 for the walk in Sacy between vineyard and forest are welcome. But all the persons who are not guets will have to pay for their tastings of wines or other beverages and for their meal or catering.

The guests will have priority for the visits proposed. The others will be able to take part of them but in the limit of the places to do the visits in good conditions.

If you want to visit Reims’ cathedral or Palais du Tau, cooperative of Sacy, Champagne Damien-Buffet’s winery, Sacy’s cooperative, and cannot do it on 20/10, you can contact us and let us know as quickly as possible to be able to organize some visits for October 21 in the morning.

Hours for the guests and others visitors (in the limit of the welcome capacity)

  • 11h to 12h Welcome to the cellar of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 Sacy, France
  • 12h Beginning of the presentation of the prizes, collection of the corks caps with the 12 sighthounds ambassadors of Champagne Damien-Buffet, small surprises for the winners and to all who participated to the photos contest.
  • Explanation of the theme “place of sighthounds in History” and thanks for people and dogs who take on their time to join the event, especially our guests of honour, Charles Palmer and his wife coming from Sussex, England.
  • Presentation and commented tastings of Champagne Wines DAMIEN-BUFFET and of CHARLES PALMER VINEYARDS sparkling wines. (for free for the guests, to be paid for the others). The same for beverages without alcohol.
  • Catering with CONTAL FARMER for the great pleasure of the palates of gourmets (salt and sugar crepes bio from their farm in Ardennes)
  • Guided visits in small groups of the vineyard, cellar and winery, and of the cooperative of Sacy
  • Return to the welcome for a snack and exchange with all the dogs and champagne lovers

NB : Guided visits for Reims’ Cathedral and for Palais du Tau can be organized for a group but it’s necessary to contact Véronique DAMIEN, from Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET to organize in good conditions, for hours, taking care of the official hours of opening of those monuments  classified on UNESCO World Heritage list and who we can see sighthounds on tapestries and statue.

All together dogs and champagne lovers in Sacy for a nice walk between vineyard and forest on 21/10/2017

On 21/10/2017, it’ll have a walk all together with many dogs sighthounds (greyhounds, galgos, whippets…) and their pals, champagne lovers, hikers, and members of the association Soligalgos, between vineyard and  the forest of Naturel Régional Park of Montagne de Reims.

Click to see the details about the walk between vineyard and  the forest of Naturel Régional Park of Montagne de Reims Champagne Damien-Buffet et Soligalgos.

During those two days you’ll be able to take part of an educational commented tasting and visit, see the fizzing of our wines from Champagne, with the surprise, when you’ll open the bottle and discovering who is the dog ambassador on the cap between the 12 possibles.

Véronique & Henry DAMIEN
Welcome you at Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET winery
Cellar and shop of Champagne Wines , accessories aroun Wine, gastronomy, hike
12 Châtillon’s
51500 Sacy, France
Phone or SMS : +33 (0)3 26 05 98 17 or Cellular phone +33 6 08 93 66 87
Email : [email protected] or [email protected]

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Greyhounds thematic choice for our caps of champagnes Damien-Buffet

WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN GREYHOUNDS DOGS FOR OUR CHAMPAGNES CAPS

The idea and the wish to highlight dogs breeds for our new thematic for caps of Champagne Damien-Buffet, with dogs europeans lévriers (whippets, galgos, greyhounds, italian greyhound, deerhounds..) came obvious at our mind.


Those breeds of greyhounds dogs are really present and shown, close to kings and their court, on heraldry, and also near greatfull ladies of Belle Epoque, on the Art Déco posters or other documents through centuries and in many countries of the world and naturally in the world of Art, on paintings,  tapestries.


We can see the greyhounds presents during huntings, or escorting their owners, loving at the same time horses and dogs, able to follow them and share in symbiosis.
Likewise, whippets and galgos, when they are used and well treated for the pleasure for competition and training in team greyhounds/humans, for beauty dogs dogs show or race tracks, are beautiful and show  the symbiosis between human and best friend, the dog.

Those dogs are part of french and european History and also far from there in Arabia, in Asia, in Russia. Those breeds and those dogs deserve to be highlighted at the release of the sparkling wine bubbles for the champagne, wine of the kings and king of the wines.


For those reasons, and Reims being in the heart of Champagne region, and city who were crown many kings of France in the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims, this thematic about greyhounds appeared to be a good choice. We hope all the wine and champagne lovers will like it.

PS : A great thank you to the association Soligalgos who take part of historical reconstruction during fêtes johanniques in Reims, here photos taken around the Cathedral.

For this new thematic collection for our caps of champagnes shall be funny and create a positive dynamic and exchanges, we organized a photos contest. We have been very happy of the interest for this photos contest gam and the positive comments since the prices have been awarded by drawing lots for the winners.

Some whippets, galgos, greyhounds help us with their photos. Like that their heads appear on this collection dedicated to  distinguished, elegants, fizzy, sparkling, like our cuvees of champagnes. We’ll have 12 caps from dogs coming from 5 europeans countries.

For those who didn’t saw the photos album of the dogs who entered the photos contest game and between them those who’ll have their heads used for the collection of champagnes DAMIEN-BUFFET caps, here are the dogs and the design of the caps.

Click here to see the album of drawing lots choice and the caps who’ll soon cork a great part of our Damien-Buffet champagnes cuvees.

Click here to see the album of the heads of the greyhounds and the design of the caps chosen for our bottles of champagnes Damien-Buffet.


Availiable from now to Autumn 2017 on most of our cuvees, bottles of champagnes DAMIEN-BUFFET, this collection of caps will be offered and handed to all the participants of the photos contest game, at the occasion of Global #ChampagneDay on 20/10/2017, welcoming at the winery 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 Sacy, France.

Those participants, that we thank a lot, like their dogs, will be warmly and greatly welcome, and will have for free, in add of the collection caps, a visit of the cooperative of Sacy’s village, a walk with the dogs in the wines and the village, and of course a tasting our wines of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET and some regional products for a picnic if the weather permits it outside, if not in the winery renovated farm, with small surprises in add.
Waiting it, a big hug to the dogs, our futures ambassadors of our brand and of our champagnes. Thanks to their owners for entering the photos contest game. Thanks to them we’ll be able to design and produce those caps on the greyhounds thematic, great collection !

Click here to follow or add some pics to our Pinterest’s album on greyhounds thematic

Véronique & Henry Damien
Welcome to the House of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET
12 Châtillon’s
51500 Sacy, France
Phone or SMS : +33 (0)3 26 05 98 17 ou +33 6 08 93 66 87
Email : champagne.damien.buffet(at)wanadoo.fr
Twitter and Pinterest : @champagneDBSacy

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