Christian Holthausen

Export Sales & International Communications Director, Champagne AR Lenoble, France

A dual citizen of France and the United States, Christian Holthausen graduated in 1996 from Vassar College in New York with a double concentration in feminist theory and literature. Prior to joining Champagne AR Lenoble as Export & International Communications Director, Holthausen spent seven years as the International House Communications Director for Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck in Reims. He previously spent five years managing the wine portfolio of Rémy Cointreau USA in New York after starting his career at Champagne Veuve Clicquot in 1999. Outside of his role at Champagne AR Lenoble, Holthausen contributes articles on wine and spirits to a variety of publications including Meininger’s Wine Business International, Decanter and The Guardian. He is also an active member of the Vassar College President’s International Advisory Council and an avid scuba diver.