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Dom Pierre Perignon

The Month of December

December 1638: In this month, Dom Pierre Pérignon, O.S.B. was born. He was a Benedictine monk from France who made significant improvements to the production and quality of Champagne wine during a time when […]

The Champagne: Dom Pierre Perignon

The Champagne: Dom Pierre Perignon The champagne: Dom Pierre Perignon was named after a monk. Dom Pierre Perignon was one of the most famous monks from the Medival period. Some wine historians are of […]

The Benedictines and their Role in European Wine Production during the Middle Ages

The Benedictines and their Role in European Wine Production during the Middle Ages The decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire could have spelled disaster for viticulture in Western and Central Europe. The […]

December 4

December 4, 1638:On this day in 1638 the famed French monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon, was baptized in the town of Sainte-Menehould in the Champagne region of north-eastern France. Pérignon became a Benedictine monk in […]

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