Champagne

Drappier Champagne: History Bottled

Champagne Drappier

The House of Drappier Wines have been produced from the soils surrounding Champagne Drappier for generations, but the story really begins in 1152, when an abbot known as Saint Bernard founded Clairvaux Abbey just a few kilometers north of Burgundy. With him, he not only brought his fellow Cistercian monks, but also a red grape known then as Morillon to ... Read More »

Luxury and Tradition: Dom Perignon

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No other wine is as closely associated with celebration than Champagne.  Among the many cuvees in the region, perhaps the most synonomous with luxury and style is Dom Perignon. Produced by France’s largest Champagne house, Moet et Chandon, the wine is famously named after Dom Pérignon, a 17th-century cellarmaster at the Abbey of Hautvillers. Though accounts differ as to whether ... Read More »

Spotlight on: Billecart-Salmon Champagne

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It’s safe to say Billecart-Salmon is a Champagne lover’s Champagne. Perhaps not quite as well-known as some other houses, it has become a favorite among sommeliers and anyone who loves bubbles. Billecart-Salmon was founded in the early 1800s, when Nicolas François Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon. Both came from families with substantial vineyard holdings, and when the two married they combined ... Read More »

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