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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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Pommery Champagne

Pommery Champagne

Pommery located in Reims, was founded as Pommery & Greno in 1858 by Alexandre Louis Pommery and Narcisse Greno. Under the guidance of Alexandre’s widow, Louise, it soon became one of the region’s largest Champagne brands. She was affectionately given the nickname ‘La Dame aux Roses’ (the lady of the roses) Madame Pommery launched the first commercially successful…

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Champagne Tarlant

Champagne Tarlant

Champagne Tarlant have been winegrowers in Oeuilly just outside Epernay in the heart of Champagne since 1687. They have always been a family run Champagne House and became one of the pioneer independent Champagne producers in 1928. The 12th generation is represented by brother & sister, Benoit & Melanie Tarlant. The family owns thirteen hectares of vineyards in the Marne Valley….

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Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot was founded back in 1772 and is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses. It’s extensive holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are exceptional in size and quality. As in Madame Clicquot’s day, bottles age in the House’s vast, vaulted cellars in Reims,…

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Perrier-Jouet

Perrier-Jouet

Perrier-Jouet is a Champagne producer based in the Epernay region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier-Jouet and owns 266 acres of vineyards. The last two centuries have seen only seven Cellar Masters, preserving the secrets of a unique style. Perrier-Jouet was the first Champagne House to create a dry champagne, which led to…

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Moet & Chandon

Moet & Chandon began as Mot et Cie in 1743, established by Epernay wine trader Claude Moet. The Champagne House’s clientele have included nobles and aristocrats since it’s early days. In 1750 Moet began business with Madame de Pompadour. Then in 1804, Jean-Remy, grandson of Claude Moet, who had become mayor of Epernay in 1802, met Napoleon and Jean Remy became famous as the…

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Krug Champagne

Krug Champagne

Krug Champagne was founded by Joseph Krug in 1843. It is based principally in Reims, the main city in the Champagne region. Today the house is majority owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Lois Vuitton who also own Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot and Ruinart. The Krug family is still actively involved in all the key decisions of the…

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