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Tsarine Champagne

Tsarine Champagne

Tsarine is the prestige cuvee from Champagne House Chanoine Freres, the second oldest Champagne house. It was founded by brothers Jacques-Louis and Jean-Baptiste Chanoine in 1730. Champagne of the Tsars, Tsarine was created in honour of Tsarist Russia (the No.1 export market in the 19th Century). The attractive and unique bottle was inspired by the Kremlin where Tsar…

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Ruinart Champagne

Ruinart Champagne

Ruinart is the oldest established Champagne house, exclusively producing Champagne since 1729. Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims. he realised the ambitions of his uncle, Dom Thierry Ruinart: to make Ruinart an authentic Champagne House. In the period immediately following the 1728 edict of Louis XV, which authorized the transport of wine in bottles,…

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Champagne At War

Champagne At War

For many, Champagne still remains an unaffordable luxury even to this day. Bearing this in mind, it is quite remarkable that with one of the most harrowing conflicts raging all around them, the Champagne growers of the early twentieth century did not just cease to produce – they excelled. As we look back on the…

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Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte created his brand in 1976 after inheriting a vineyard near Reims, the Domaine de Bouleuse. In 1986 it was purchased by the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne. The  Centre Vinicole -champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) is the oldest union of producers of champagne. It comprises 82 winemaking cooperatives representing more than 5000 vineyards. Grapes are harvested exclusively by hand to…

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Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer is based in Reims and was founded in 1776 as Dubois Pere & Fils , it was inherited and renamed by Louis Roederer in 1833. They were the official wine supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia, though the Russian Revolution. It still today remains family-owned by Jean-Claude Rouzaud, a direct descendant of Louis Roederer. From a vineyard of…

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Champagne Pol Roger

Champagne Pol Roger

Champagne Pol Roger was founded in 1849 in Epernay and now owns 87 hectares of vineyards on prime sites in the Vallee d’Epernay and on the Cote des Blancs. The brand is still owned and run by the descendants of Pol Roger. Its cellars run for 7km and are on three levels, the deepest known as…

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Mumm Champagne

Mumm Champagne

G. H. Mumm & Cie situated in Reims, northern France, is one of the largest Champagne producers worldwide and is owned by Pernod Ricard. It was founded by three brothers, Jacobus, Gottlieb and Phillip Mumm, German winemakers from the Rhine valley and G. Heuser and Friedrich Giesleron on 1st March 1827 as  P A Mumm Giesler & Co. The French confiscated all of the…

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Taittinger

Taittinger

Taittinger was founded in 1734 in Reims by Jacques Fourneaux. The estate today is headed by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger (born 1953) and the grandson of the founder. It remains one of the few Champagne Houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. The Taittinger estate is one of the three most extensive in the Champagne district…

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Laurent-Perrier

Laurent-Perrier

The House of Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by Andre Michel Pierlot and took the name Vve Laurent-Perrier when Mathilde Emilie Perrier, the widow of Eugene Laurent, combined the two family names after she decided to expand the business. It is recognised today for its creative approach to winemaking initiated by Bernard de Nonancourt in the…

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