Champagne Veuve Clicquot

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DOMINIQUE DEMARVILLE - CHAMPAGNE VEUVE CLICQUOT Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is one of the greatest success stories of the French industrial revolution. Founded by the intermarriage of two middle-class families with a background in textiles … [Read more...]

Champagne Lanson

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Founded in 1760 by Reims magistrate Francois Delamotte, in 1837 one of Champagne's oldest houses changed its name to "Lanson Pere et Fils" after Francois Delamotte's son Nicolas Louis (Knight of the Order of Malta) joined forces with farmer's son and … [Read more...]

Champagne Moet & Chandon

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Every three seconds, someone pops the cork on a bottle of Möet & Chandon (M&C) champagne. It’s the No 1 selling champagne brand in the world, producing more than 30 million bottles per year. By far and away, it’s the most innovative and … [Read more...]

Champagne Ruinart

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In September 1729, the modern-day champagne business officially began when a wealthy cloth merchant from Epernay called Nicolas Ruinart opened the doors of the first official Champagne House. Perhaps it was destiny that Nicoas's uncle( Dom Thierry … [Read more...]

Champagne Armand de Brignac

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"Who can save the universe?" exclaimed Queen of the Galaxy Jane Fonda in Roger Vadim's 1968 science fiction classic "Barbarella". Well since champagne is the world's best known weapon of mass seduction, maybe a new 21st century prestige cuvee … [Read more...]

Champagne Charles Heidsieck

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Captivating the Americans Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first champagne-maker ever to travel to America. His great uncle Florenz-Louis Heidsieck had emigrated from Germany and founded Champagne Heidsieck & Co in Reims just a few years before … [Read more...]

Champagne Bollinger

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Nicknamed ‘Bolly’ by devotees who view this independent family-owned brand( founded in 1829) as the ‘aristocrat of champagne’, the House of Bollinger, with its uncompromising rich and powerful style of classic Pinot-dominant champagnes offering great … [Read more...]

Champagne Bruno Paillard

Champagne Bruno Paillard

Bruno Paillard is a charming gentle giant and true champagne aristocrat. Since 1704, the Paillard family has been discreetly growing grapes in Bouzy, a Grand Cru village in the Montagne de Reims, but just 30 years ago this young maverick bucked the … [Read more...]

Champagne Pol Roger

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The Most British of Champagnes Established in 1849 during turbulent times in Europe by talented 19-year-old Pol Roger, this House quickly became very successful. The master blender Pol was succeeded by his two sons Maurice and Georges. At the turn … [Read more...]

Champagne Taittinger

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Although a ‘young’ family by Champagne history standards (they only entered the wine industry in 1931), the House of Taittinger is one of Champagne’s most ‘political’ and forward thinking producers. Members of the House have been very active in … [Read more...]