The History of Piper-Heidsieck

17th March 2014

The History of Piper-Heidsieck

Interesting dates in the history of Piper-Heidsieck.

1785 – Florens Louis Heidsieck founded the house in Reims.

1800 – Christian and Charles-Henri Heidsieck join their uncle.

1815 – Christian’s cousin, Henri-Guillaume Piper is involved in the family business.

1828 – After their uncle’s death, Christian and Henri-Guillaume Piper take over. Henri promotes the wine and people ask for “Piper’s Heidsieck.”

Piper-Heidsieck Heritage

1885 – To celebrate Piper-Heidsieck’s 100th anniversary, Carl Fabergé designs a bottle of diamonds, white gold and lapis lazulli for the specially created cuvée.

1933 – A Piper-Heidsieck bottle appeared in Sons of the Desert, a Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film.

1953 – Marilyn Monroe wakes each morning with a glass of Piper Heidsieck.

1965 – Piper-Heidsieck creates the largest bottle of Champagne in the world. Celebrated Rex Harrison’s Oscar win in My Fair Lady it was 1.82m high and contained 64 bottles of Vintage ‘59. A Melchisedech.

1968 – Piper-Heidsieck creates the world’s most expensive bottle with a re-edition of the wine loved by Marie-Antoinette.

1976 – Extraordinary weather inspires Piper-Heidsieck to create the first vintage of Rare.

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1982 – Piper-Heidsieck begins sponsoring major film festivals – Cannes, Venice.

1985 – To celebrate the 200th anniversary, Van Cleef & Arpels recreate the Fabergé bottle. Valued at $1 million and escorted around the world by armed guards.

Shared by Jennifer Remonte

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