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Champagne’s place in history was secured

496 AD - Champagne’s place in history was secured

Before the Middle Ages, wine was blessed and used to celebrate the Eucharist from the earliest times of Christianity. At that time, the monastery controlled all of the vineyards. As a result, Champagne’s historical status was assured in 496 AD thanks to this customary wine use and the unique setting of the Champagne vines. The first king of France was crowned and the Frankish warrior Clovis was baptized in Reims Cathedral on Christmas Day of that year. Saint Rémi, a bishop from a villa surrounded by vines not far from what is now Epernay, was the one who crowned Clovis. Additionally, Champagne wines were utilized in the Consecration.

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