Yves Tesson

Yves Tesson is a historian of champagne. Doctor from the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and associate member of the Roland Mousnier Center and the Georges Chappaz Institute, he works as a consultant in close collaboration with champagne houses in order to enhance their archives. Author of a thesis on Veuve Clicquot, he continues in parallel his scientific work and is thus part of the research team which is interested in the Champagne winemaker world since 1945 as part of the Univigne project led by the International Institute Champagne wines. He is a member of various scientific committees including those of the Mission Coteaux Maisons and Champagne Cellars in charge of the management of the UNESCO file, the future Musée d'Epernay and the future Musée du Pressoir d'Aÿ.

Champagne against prohibition 1919-1933

When in 1919, the Volstead Act banned the consumption of alcohol in the United States, champagne is particularly affected. The American market represented up to 4,500,000 bottles out of the 30 million bottles…