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Veuve Clicquot is one of the world’s leading champagne brands.  Founded in 1772 by Phillippe Clicquot, it’s world renowned for its Yellow Label.  In 1798, François, son of the founder married Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin.  François shared his passion and knowledge for champagne creation and distribution with his young wife. It was because she had spent this time at his side that Madame Clicquot was able to take the reins of the family house after the untimely death of François in 1805.  Madame Clicquot became known as Veuve Clicquot.  Veuve meaning widow in French.

She achieved many a milestone in her time, these include:

  • In 1810, she created the first vintage champagne.
  • In 1816, she invented the riddling table to clarify champagne.
  • In 1818, she innovated the very first blend of rose champagne.

She was later referred to as the ‘Grande Dame of Champagne’ by her peers due to her quest for excellence for her brand.

Veuve Clicquot is famed for its use in television series such as Midsomer Murders, polo matches and prestigious events around the world.  The company holds a royal warrant to supply champagne to Queen Elizabeth II.

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