December 16, 1777: On this day, Madame Clicquot Ponsardin, the first woman to run a Champagne house was born. In the early 1800s, French women were taught to be mothers and wives. Clicquot, a young mother, took over the family wine company when her husband, François, died at the age of 27. She made Veuve Clicquot one of the best Champagne residences in the world. Clicquot dubbed the “Grande Dame of Champagne,” rose to prominence in a period when the wine industry was dominated by males. She forged on with no formal training and a sheltered upbringing, introducing technical advances that are still in use today.
December 16, 1999: On this day, SNI 01-6102-1999 (ICS Code: 67.160.10) was passed, and it was also on this day that the design of the Koktail anggur (Wine cocktail)/Wine cocktail was found.
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