Category: Champagne Houses

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot

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...

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Champagne Lanson

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...

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Champagne Moet & Chandon

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....

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Champagne Ruinart

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(...

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Champagne Armand de Brignac

“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...

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Champagne Charles Heidsieck

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...

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Champagne Bollinger

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...

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Champagne Pol Roger

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...

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Champagne Taittinger

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...