Terms of Use

By using The Champagne Sommelier ™ Company’s websites , , , and you will be accepting its terms and conditions subject to change without prior notice.


All designs, texts, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software on the Site is Copyright ©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on the Site is the exclusive property of The Champagne Sommelier™ and its founder Oumy Diaw, protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of the Sites for the sole purpose of placing an order with The Champagne Sommelier™, using the Interactive Services or using the Sites as a shopping resource. Any other use of materials on the Sites - including reproduction for purposes other than those permitted above, modification, distribution, republishing, transmission, display or performance - without the prior written permission of The Champagne Sommelier™ is strictly prohibited.

Trademarks & Intellectual Property

“ Champagne Sommelier™" also known as "Sommelier du Champagne™" in French is a trademarked title and concept created and owned by The Champagne Sommelier™ Company and its founder, Oumy Diaw in U.S.A and other foreign countries***

The Champagne Sommelier™ company is based in New York City, and remains the First and Only entity in the wine world to create & officialize the title of “Champagne Sommelier™” and the craft of Champagne Sommellerie™(translated “champagne stewarding and hospitality” from French).
Its concept and creation are bound to the copyright laws and intellectual property regulations and protection worldwide. Therefore it cannot be used, copied. All Rights Reserved.

Listing of full trademarks owned by The Champagne Sommelier ™ company and its founder:
The Champagne Sommelier™, The Champagne Somm™, Champagne Sommelier™, Champagne Somm™, ChampagneSomm™, Champagnesomme1™, Champagne Sommellerie™, Champagne 101™, Sommellerie du Champagne™, Le Geste Champagne, Privée™, Privée Concierge™, Champagne et Lecture™, The journey towards a refined palate™. All Rights Reserved. , and all page headers, custom graphics and button icons are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of The Champagne Sommelier™ company and may not be used in connection with service or product that is not offered by The Champagne Sommelier™ in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, readers or in any manner that disparages or discredits The Champagne Sommelier™ and its founder Oumy Diaw. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Intellectual Property rights

We respect and take seriously the intellectual property rights matter and we will take all necessary measures to protect these rights. If you believe that your copyright has been violated by The Champagne Sommelier™, please send us a message containing the following information:
- The identification of the copyrighted work that you consider as having been violated;
- A link to the hardware that is located on The Champagne Sommelier™ and that you consider to be a violation of your rights to author;
- Your information in order to communicate with you, including your email address, phone number, and mailing address.

Service Information

The Champagne Sommelier™ company is privately owned and an independent entity based in New York City, USA. Being entering the different websites of The Champagne Sommelier™ company, you acknowledge that you are at least 21 years old; you accept the terms and conditions of the websites.
Prices displayed on the website are quotes in U.S Dollars and are valid and effective in the USA and around the world.

Fraud Protection Program

As part of our order processing procedures, at The Champagne Sommelier™, we screen all received orders for fraud or other types of unauthorized or illegal activity. We reserve the right to refuse to process an order due to suspected fraud or unauthorized or illegal activity. If such is the case, we may reject your order or our Customer Service department may call you at the phone number you provided (or use your email address) to confirm your order. We also reserve the right to cancel any accounts due to suspected fraud or unauthorized or illegal activity. The Champagne Sommelier™ takes these measures to protect our customers as well as ourselves from fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.


While The Champagne Sommelier™ has tried to accurately display the colors of photography; the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor and may not be accurate. All pictures on the website are photography by Oumy Diaw, founder and owner of The Champagne Sommelier™ company, first and only official Champagne sommelier™ in the world.
Other Photo credits: Event-planning web Page Photo by Regine Mahaux.

Privacy policy
Privacy Statement

To provide you with the best possible service, The Champagne Sommelier™ Company collects information about you as part of the service inquiries, registration and ordering process. The Champagne Sommelier™ is committed to keeping your personal information private and secure. You may decide however not to share this information with us, but that may result in an inability to use our services. The Champagne Sommelier™ does not share your personal information with any third party other than those required to fulfill your request and/or order. In the latter case, we use PayPal service to process your orders. Therefore, you are bound to PayPal terms and services of privacy and fraud protection.
The Champagne Sommelier™ may use your email address or phone number to contact you about your order if there were to be questions or any sort of problem. Also, if you have not opted out of receiving information in future news, you may also receive that occasionally, but it will always contain a simple way for you to unsubscribe. Our goal is to give you only the information that you want. Our privacy policy will remain posted here and is subject to change in the future.
By using this site, you agree to the terms of this policy.


We realize that you trust The Champagne Sommelier™ with your personal information. Nevertheless, because we cannot control the potential unlawful activities of third parties, information is always transmitted at your own risk.

Boutique Shipping

The Champagne Sommelier™ website hosts an online shop using different vendors. All book orders are shipped via US Postal Service except the glasswares. Rates are based on weight and shipping destination. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. The Priority Mail® service including insurance. Please contact us with any questions.


For a gift other than those listed below, The Champagne Sommelier™ vendor will replace an item with another selection, issue a gift certificate or refund the credit card used for its purchase, if it is returned to us within 48 hours of purchase. The Champagne Sommelier™ does not accept returns of the following items:

  • Books (unless sealed and return with no damage).
  • Glasswares broken or used
  • Items that say, "This item cannot be returned" on their product detail page of our Website.
  • Items that are returned more than 48 hours after delivery.
  • Any item that has obvious signs of use.
  • Any item not returned in the condition it was received.
To return or exchange an item, please follow these steps:
  1. Contact Customer Service by email at to obtain a return shipping address.
  2. Repack the gift in its original packaging, if possible and enclose the packing slip.
  3. For your security, please return your gift with an insured courier (e.g., FedEx or UPS) and retain your receipt.
  4. If you are returning an item as a result of our error, (you received a damaged, defective or incorrect product), The Champagne Sommelier™ will pay the shipping costs.
  5. If your return is not the result of our error, the shipping cost of that returned item would be deducted from your refund.
  6. The Champagne Sommelier™ will charge restocking and handling fees of 20% the value of the item returned.
  7. Please do not include items from other orders, or other shipments from the same order, in the same box, or you will not receive the correct refund. Each item must be returned using a unique shipping address.


If you received a damaged or defective item and need to exchange it for the same item, contact us by email to request a replacement. If you would like to exchange an item for a different one, please return the original item by following the simple steps outlined above for returns and place another order for the item you would like to purchase. (You will be refunded your original purchase price once we receive the item). You do not have to wait for us to receive the original item before placing the new order.

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