Mumm Champagne House, Reims

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    Another former G.H. Mumm building
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    Entrance to the former Mumm building
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    Mumm’s the word

    by Nemorino Written Jan 12, 2014

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    G.H. Mumm & Cie.
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    As I have mentioned elsewhere, after checking into a new hotel in a new neighborhood (or a new city) I like to take a walk around the block and see what there is in the immediate vicinity.

    I did this on the morning of my second day in Reims, and discovered that just down the street from my hotel was the headquarters of the G.H. Mumm company, one of nine Champagne companies based in Reims.

    This surprised me because up to now I thought Mumm was a German company specializing in Sekt, a German sparkling wine which is somewhat similar to Champagne but cheaper.

    After doing a bit of quick research into the matter, I can now report that both companies exist. The G.H. Mumm company in Reims was in fact founded in 1827 by three German brothers named Mumm who were living in Reims at the time. But there is also a Mumm Sekt company in Germany which was founded much later by members of the same family and is now based in Hochheim am Main, near Frankfurt.

    The word Mumm in German is an informal word for courage or pluck, which is fortunate for the Mumm company because Germans like to drink their Sekt on New Year’s Eve in hopes that it will bring them courage for whatever might befall them in the coming year.

    Second photo: On the other side of the street the G.H. Mumm company offers guided tours of their Champagne cellars in French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. I didn’t take one of these tours, but I imagine they might be interesting for people who drink alcoholic beverages.

    Third and fourth photos: Three quarters of the way around the block I came upon another former G.H. Mumm building which is now being used by the Maestris school, a private institution of adult education.

    Address: The guided tours are at 34, rue du Champ de Mars
    Phone: 03 26 49 59 70
    Website: www.ghmumm.com

    Next: Foujita's chapel

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    MAIN TARGET HIT

    by Orkaena Written Jul 13, 2013

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    Ancient Mumm family house
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    Reims is the world capitol city of these marvel named "champagne", the universal magical sparkling wine.

    This wine takes his name from the Region de la Champagne, and no one must leave off Reims without a visit to the temples of the Champagne, the cellars. Our hotel was located at two blocks from the Mumm House, of course my feet flies to this temple.

    Large cellar, the Mumm family house is perfectly preserved, and crossing the narrow street you are in the winery, where the staff is waiting for you for a guided visit to the innermost secrets of the cave.

    Lovely young women at the reception and as a guide as well speaking several languages (spanish included) will guide you by the cellar, then, you will discover a new unknown world. Long underground corridors with cells on both sides, where this precious beverage sleeps in the dark until the right moment to see the day light for our pleasure.
    The visit ends in a fancy small bar where you can taste the champagnes of your choice surrounded by an artistic decoration and attentive staff.
    Great experience.

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    The Mumm champagne cellars

    by csordila Written Jan 4, 2012

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    It was founded by three brothers, Jacobus, Gottlieb and Phillip Mumm, German winemakers
    from the Rhine valley and G. Heuser and Friedrich Giesler on March 1, 1827 as P. A. Mumm
    Giesler et C°. P.A. stood for the initials of Mumm senior (Peter Arnold Mumm), a successful
    wine merchant from Solingen. Mumm's label is famous for its red ribbon (Cordon Rouge),
    patterned after and resembling the French Grand Cordon of the Légion d'Honneur.
    The French confiscated all of the Mumm's property, althogh they had lived in Champagne
    for almost a century before World War I, because they had never bothered to become French
    citizens.
    The company is owned by Pernod Ricard.

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    Mumm Champagne house

    by jnyvegas Updated Aug 21, 2008

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    We both had the grande tour (same tour 3 tastings) I think it was around $18 euro. The tour of the caves interesting and you did get to see a lot, the guide was very knowledgable and we saw all the caves and different ways they store and turn the champagne, this was a walking tour so you do have to walk down several flights of stairs and then around the caves at a slow pace, (very easy). you also get to take a elevator back up at the end. The tasting room is like a wine bar and is nice, there is also a gift shop that sells wine right next to the tasting area. The tour was nice but our tour in Eperney at Castellane was a little better.

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    Mumm Champagne House

    by jnyvegas Updated Aug 21, 2008

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    Tour entrance is Directly across street
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    This was our first stop, we drove directly here after landing at 7am @ CDG it took about 2 hours and we made it in time for our 10:15 tour in English ( make sure to book ahead if possible). The one other thing I can't stress enough is how much our turn by turn gps navigator (garmin) that we rented from the car rental agency(sixt) saved us. I am sure I would of spent hours driving around without it. When you get the enterance (which is across the street from the big building with columns that says Mumm Champagne across the top). There is a gate, drive up to the gate and the guard will let you drive in and park right by where the tours start. We actually parked on the street, payed for parking and walked in because we did not know you could drive right in.

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    Mumm Champagne Tour

    by Erin74 Written May 10, 2004

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    Taking a tour at Mumm Champagne

    When you're in Reims, you'll want to take a tour of one of the many champagne houses in the area. I highly recommend the tour at Mumm, one of the best champagne-makers in the region.

    Founded in 1827, Mumm now owns some of the best champagne grape real estate in the Champagne Ardenne region. As they explain in their tour, the local soil is graded (highest grade = best soil for grapes) and they own a large chunk of the best soil in the area.

    The tour begins in the elegant Mumm lobby and visitors first see a video showing how champagne is made. Then, a guide leads you into a labyrinth of tunnels and storage cellars made of chilly limestone and refrigerated further best store the champagne (bring a sweater!). There is an inventory of almost 25,000,000 bottles here, and you'll see endless tunnels of storage as you continue on the tour. At the end, you'll walk through a small museum that exhibits champagne-making tools from throughout the ages. Then, you'll go into the tasting room and sample a glass or two of Mumm champagne.

    If you are traveling with anyone who is disabled or has trouble with lots of stairs, Mumm is probably the best champagne tour to take. They have elevators that disabled visitors can take for most of the tour (although there's still one flight that must be walked).

    There are several different kinds of tours you can take. They range in price. Ours was 15 euro per person. You might also want to make a reservation, especially if you're traveling with a group. Mumm is very popular and books up rapidly.

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    Mumm Champagne House

    by aliante1981 Written Jul 22, 2003

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    A bottle of Mumm champagne

    Mumm champagne house was established in 1827. I visited a guided tour there, which began with a video showing how champagne is made. Then we went into an in-house museum that exhibits casks and the ancient role of the vintner. We then spent some time wandering in a labyrinth of tunnels and storage cellars that were dug into the chalky bedrock of Reims, and which contain a vast inventory of almost – we were told – 25,000,000 bottles of slowly fermenting champagne. Can you imagine this, folks? 25 million bottles! You also try some champagne. The cost is 5 Euros per person, though free for those under 16 years old. But they aren’t really as interested in champagne as we, adults, are. Right?

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    Mmmmm...Mumm!

    by oneonta_ni Updated Sep 4, 2002

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    I have been to the Mumm Champagne Caves twice and enjoyed it both times. There is a tour and explanation of the champagne making process and at the end of it you get to taste some champagne. They also have a good selection on champagne - some of which is only available in the town.

    Mumm are the only champagne producers in the town that give tours. There is a charge - I think around 30 francs but it is interesting if you have never done that sort of thing.

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    MUMM

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    One of the well-known champagne names with the distinctive Cordon Rouge (Red Band) on its bottles. Of course I could've put up a picture of the label up here, but much preferred the one I made myself.

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    Visit the champagne maisons.

    by aliante1981 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    You can not really say you've visited Reims and have not tested the champagne! and what location could be better than the maisons! You can find Mumm, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery and many others. Just do not drink too much, ok?

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    CHAMPAGNE CELLARS We visited...

    by Lalique Written Feb 25, 2003

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    CHAMPAGNE CELLARS We visited the one called: 'MUMM'
    You'll be described and shown the process of making champagne - VERY INTERESTING - and then the most important part - TASTING!!!

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