Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

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Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger (born May 6, 1953 in Reims ) is a French businessman and entrepreneur in the champagne production.


Taittinger has been running the champagne production company Taittinger in Reims since 2006 after his father Jean Taittinger and in the third generation after his grandfather Pierre Taittinger , who both founded the company together in 1931. The family business with winery has existed since 1734, and its own vineyards now cover 288 hectares. The main harvest is Chardonnay , which is used to make champagne.

Taittinger holds a degree in business administration from the Center de Perfectionnement aux Affaires de Paris and graduated from the Center de Formation aux Affaires de Reims ( Reims Management School since 1998 ) of the École Supérieure de Commerce en France with a Master of Business Administration .

Taittinger joined the family business as early as 1976. After the takeover of parts of the business by Crédit Agricole and Société du Louvre as well as the repurchase of the shares in the Starwood Capital Group , he was promoted to chairman of the company in 2006. He also chairs the Californian spirits and wine group Los Carneros AVA and is co-owner of the Savoy wine estate Les Fils de René Quénard and President and General Manager of Samazeuilh in Galgon .

Taittinger was elected from 1985 to 1992 for the Marne department to the General Council of the Canton of Reims-1 . After Pierre Cheval left , he took over as chairman of the UNESCO World Heritage Mission Coteaux, Maisons et Caves de Champagne - Patrimoine mondial on March 2, 2016, and organized the first anniversary of the region's admission to UNESCO on July 10, 2016 - World Heritage List (July 4th 2015), the walk through the Champagne wine region .

In July 2016, Taittinger announced that it would run for the 2017 presidential election in France without any party . In his view, France is in an economic and social "war". He wanted full employment and a liberal economic order and intended to retire from his leadership positions during the election campaign. Due to a "serious personal event", however, he renounced the candidacy 48 hours later.

Taittinger is married and has three children. His daughter Vitalie Taitinger will be President of the Champagne House from 2020.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Interview with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, President of Taittinger. Best Champagne, accessed April 5, 2018 .
  2. ^ Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger prend la suite de Pierre Cheval à la tête de la Mission Unesco en Champagne. (No longer available online.) L'Union, March 2, 2016, archived from the original on August 14, 2016 ; accessed on April 5, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.lunion.fr
  3. La Champagne va célébrer son inscription à l'Unesco le 10 juillet. La Revue du Vin de France, accessed April 5, 2018 .
  4. ^ Stephan-Andreas Casdorff : Well then, cheers, France! Der Tagesspiegel, July 21, 2016, accessed on April 5, 2018 .
  5. ^ Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger candidat à l'élection présidentielle. Le Figaro, July 20, 2016, accessed April 5, 2018 .
  6. Chris Mercer: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger to run for French president. Decanter, July 20, 2016, accessed April 5, 2018 .
  7. Presidential: Le patron de Taittinger renonce à sa candidature. LCP-AN, July 22, 2016, accessed April 5, 2018 .
  8. Christian Schubert: Change of leadership at Taittinger The New Champagne Baroness in: FAZ.NET from October 20, 2019
  9. Alexander Möthe, Jürgen Röder: Vitalie Taittinger Generation Change in the Champagnerkeller , in: Handelsblatt of December 29, 2019