Dom Pérignon – the name alone makes most of us break out in a delightful smile. When we think of this 17th-century monk from Hautvillers – so often pointed out as the father of Champagne – we either regard him with historical reverence, or associate his name with the proudest of all wine labels and everything else that follows in its glamorous, sparkling wake.
The tasting season @ The Champagnebar by Richard Juhlin in Stockholm started with a bang! We poured 6 versions of Dom Pérignon Œnothèque.
It’s not often that revolutionary news appears in my champagne database. Today, however, I have put in quite sensational updates and changes of grape relations for old vintages of Moët & Chandon Vintages and their Vintage Rosés. Unfortunately, the situation is in this way that I often pounded my head bloody over the years in my quest for accurate grape relations. Often, the houses themselves do not have the correct relations and too often I have received conflicting information from different people at the same house.
Benoit Gouez at Moët & Chandon belongs to the small group who really cares about this. He has been, since he took got in charge researched old archives and just this week he found a list of the blends down to the beginning of the 1900s. Read and marvel.
Drinks Business together with Intangible Business, the Drinks Business Power Brands Report sees the world’s most influential wine and spirits brands pitted against each other to determine the world’s most powerful brands in the world of Champagne & sparkling wiines.
1. Moët & Chandon
2. Veuve Clicquot
3. Dom Pérignon
5. Laurent Perrier & Martini Asti
7. Martini Sparkling
9. Nicholas Feuillatte & Taittinger