| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Mumm’s Champagne Cellars, Reims, France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

MUMM’S CHAMPAGNE CELLARS, REIMS, FRANCE: The tour at Mumm’s in Reims is excellent.  It’s centrally located, about a 5 minute drive from the Cathedral.  Even in mid-summer, the deep chalk tunnels maintain their fairly constant 52F / 11C temperature.  Like every well-run tour, it ends in the gift shop!  Mumm’s shop has many logo’d items– from pens to Champagne stoppers– all reasonably priced. As for the bubbly on offer, the shop prices are not discounted.  So the only advantage of buying there instead of near home is the thrill of getting it at the source.  Fun Fact:  Mumm’s is pronounced “Mooom’s”, not “Mum’s.”  Shooting without flash in the dim tunnels is next to impossible.  Shot handheld/braced, Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm lens at 65mm, f 5.6, 1/8 sec, ISO 4000.  Photo by John Ecker     |     pantheon photography

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