Famille Helfrich, the independents and on-trade arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), is offering all independent wine merchants that are still open, a free case of Crémant with every mixed palette of wines they order.

GCF is one of the leading suppliers of Crémant and it claims to be the only producer to supply Crémant from all eight French producing regions; Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire, Jura, Limoux, Savoie and Die.

According to Joseph Helfrich, president of the family-run GCF Group, the company will be continuing with its production within current constraints to protect the health of its staff, customers and partners for as long as possible. 

Independents that wish to take up this offer can go to the Famille Helfrich You Tube Channel and watch GCF winemakers and Crémant experts, Nicolas Haffelin and Pierre Jean Sauvion, taste through Crémants from seven French production regions. 

They can then select the ones they want for their free case, all of which are exclusively available to the independents and on-trade, and Famille Helfrich will add it to their next order or they can nominate someone “who needs a bit of extra sparkle in their lives right now” such as a family member, a neighbour or a colleague.

Chris Davies, sales director for Famille Helfrich, said: “We wanted to do something for all the Indies who do such a great job, to support them at this challenging time and to try and lift their spirits as well.

“We are really grateful to them for staying open to ensure their customers can still easily access and buy great wine. Everyone knows that a bottle of fizz can lift anyone’s spirits and whilst we know it won’t solve anything, we simply hope our Crémants will help the Indies to do just that!”

Independents can choose from the following Famille Helfrich Crémants:

Crémant d’Alsace – Domaine de Colmar 1895

Crémant de Bordeaux – Dulong Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé

Crémant de Bourgogne – Chartron & Trebuchet 100% Chardonnay

Crémant de Die – Carod Vegan 7% Rosé

Crémant du Jura – Domaine Savigny Crémant de Jura

Crémant de Limoux – Tholomies Crémant de Limoux

Crémant de Loire – Sauvion Crémant de Loire Rosé

Crémant de Savoie – Crémant de Savoie G&G Bouvet