Inside the shops - Le 520

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Le 520 at 1, Avenue Paul Chandon in Épernay is a fantastic shop, arguably one of the very best Champagne shops anywhere. Run by Pierre-Yves Cainjo, who had a hand in forming the association Les Mains du Terroir; the shop is a veritable "who's who" of Champagne.


Here you will find many of the big houses but the main focus is clearly on providing an extensive selection of top-quality smaller producers/domaines. Whilst many produvers are permanent fixtures, new ones pop-up regularly as Pierre-Yves clearly does his fair share of tasting to ensure he maintains a reflection on what is the latest hot property.


As well as champagnes, there is also a good stock of Coteaux Champenois and these should not be overlooked as Champagne provides some excellent still wines, be they white, red or rosé.


Furthermore, every Saturday there is a guest house or producer providing tastings at the shop. A visit to Le 520 is a must if you are anywhere near Epernay!