The Month of January

January 1911: During this month, riots broke out in the towns of Damery and Hautvilliers as tensions approached a breaking point. Trucks carrying grapes from the Loire Valley were pushed into the Marne River […]

Wine Bottles: The Big Break in Modern Wine Manufacturing Industry

Wine Bottles: A Revolution in the Modern Wine Manufacturing Industry The Evolution of Wine Storage Different varieties of wine derive their uniqueness from several factors, including distinct flavors. Wine bottles play a significant role […]

The History of Champagne Sabrage

The History of Champagne Sabrage “Sabering” is the art of opening a wine bottle with a sword and requires some skill to accomplish successfully. Legend says that Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers were the first people […]

The Widow Madame Clicquot: How One Woman Changed the Entire Champagne Industry

The Widow Clicquot: How One Woman Changed the Entire Champagne Industry Madame Clicquot invented the “table de remuage” (riddling table) to clarify Champagne, which created a beautiful, clear wine in the glass. She also created […]

The Ultimate Guide to Champagne

The Ultimate Guide To Champagne Any guide to champagne has to address the debate that swirls over who is actually responsible for creating one of the world's most popular indulgences. Some believe that it was the […]

April 13

April 13, 1743: On this day, Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. President, was born. Over the course of his study of law, he developed a love for wine, which he carried throughout his life. […]

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