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Veuve Clicquot: A History of Innovation

The oldest champagne house, founded in 1584 in Ay. Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is an emblem of the Champagne region and the development of its world famous fine wines. A family business, Veuve Clicquot began with land in Bouzy owned and tended by Philippe Clicquot. The tradition he started quickly grew into a revolutionary new business, which was carried ... Read More »

Champagne Veuve Clicquot – La Grande Dame

Champagne Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame

At the untimely death of her husband François Clicquot in 1805, Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, aged just 27 years old, became the “Veuve” or Widow Clicquot and inherited her husbands’s Champagne house “La Maison Clicquot.” Instead of fading into the background, she chose to take charge of the business – a truly unprecedented decision. Equipped with great talent, Madame Clicquot’s ... Read More »