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The birth of a bubble

Champagne has always been a land of vine cultivation, producing a wine served in particular at the court of the King of France. But it is by becoming sparkling and by developing the art of blending that champagne will acquire its letters of nobility and become today the most famous wine in the world. A discovery that will radically change the destiny of this region.

A still little-known history of champagne

Little is known about it, but wine has been found in Champagne for a very long time. The will of Bishop Saint Remi mentions 5 vines, which were used to make the mass wine. Later, during the Renaissance, Champagne wine enjoyed some success, particularly at the court of the King of France and in England. A success that was to be increased tenfold by the discovery of champagne : the art of transforming this still wine into sparkling wine.

A land of wine

Before producing sparkling wines, Champagne for a long time produced still wines. Wines which met with a certain success with the courts of England and France in particular. Even today, there are a few winegrowers who produce remarkable still wines.

Champagne technique

The discovery of the ability of Champagne wine to produce bubbles revolutionized a region. From vinification to blending, including the prize de mousse, the making of a champagne goes through very precise stages.

A Franco-German Champagne story

Champagne and Germany have a mixed relationship. Some of the greatest champagne houses were founded by Germans who actively participated in the expansion and notoriety of the appellation, but Champagne also lived through dark hours under occupation.