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Which champagnes marked history?
Certainly, France is a country full of history, but champagne has marked history with a capital H. From totalitarian regimes, including several centuries where the people were enslaved to the many kings, to the 5th republic, water has flowed under the bridge, but champagne remains a symbol of the sacred passages of the history of France, and elsewhere. So, which champagnes marked history? Indeed, all the labels of great champagne houses have their past, their history or their legend. Some have marked the history of a nation, here are the champagnes which marked history. In England, Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during the Second World War, fell in love with…
Who are the faces behind the great champagne houses?
The great champagne houses are known throughout the world for their quality and prestige. Often sabered to celebrate great occasions, champagne is the alcohol synonymous with parties par excellence. If you have ever wondered who are the founders behind these prestigious houses, I invite you to discover it in my article! Who are behind the success of the great champagne houses? Veuve Clicquot is one of the oldest champagne houses, founded in 1772. The brand is named after its founder, Philippe Clicquot, and his wife, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin. In 1805, the widow Clicquot took over the reins of the company after the death of her husband and became one of the…
Who are the Ice Saints and what do they represent?
The Ice Saints are part of weather folklore in areas of the Northern hemisphere and are associated with the period in late spring between May 11 and May 13 when there is often a cold snap of chilly weather in the evenings. This dip in temperature usually brings night frosts and often catches people by surprise just when they think summer is coming. The cold evenings often fall on the feast days of St. Mamertus, St Pancras and St. Servatius which has earned them the title – the Ice Saints. Talented winemakers are particularly vigilant around this time so they can prepare for and reduce potential damage to grapevines. Ice…
Which is the oldest champagne house?
Dear champagne lovers, Did you ever wonder which is the oldest champagne house? Well, it is actually the house of Ruinart, founded by Nicolas Ruinart, in Épernay, on 1 September 1729. Nowadays, this house is renowned all over the world and has become a true icon. It is the symbol of know-how, expertise and the French art of living. If you don’t know much about the history of champagne yet, please let me invite you to discover more in this article. In the beginning: It all started with the intuition of Dom Thierry Ruinart, a Benedictine monk who was born in 1657, to a family of cloth merchants. This man…
The History of Champagne
Dear readers, It is important to know that since the very beginning of this era, wine growers have worked diligently to create the fine sparkling wine that is today, better known as champagne. This dedication and hard work have certainly not been in vain, since today champagne wine is the symbol of celebration par excellence throughout the world. In this article, I’m going to tell you about the history of champagne; its origin and evolution as well as the names that have contributed to its history. Let’s get started! First of all, I’m going to reveal champagnes’ origins and the key dates of its evolution. The appearance of the…