Prior to joining Champagne AR Lenoble, 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 about food, wine and travel to a variety of publications including Decanter, The Guardian, www.jancisrobinson.com and The World of Fine Wine in the United Kingdom as well as Meininger’s Wine Business International in Germany. In 2017, he was shortlisted for Emerging Wine Writer of the Year at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards.
A graduate of New York’s Vassar College in 1996, Holthausen completed his post-graduate studies at La Sorbonne in Paris in 1999. He is the current president of the Vassar Club of France and an avid scuba diver.