Topic: Champagne

This New Year's, Raise a Toast to the Strong-Willed Widow Who Reinvented Champagne

Veuve Clicquot made bubbly what it is today

Tragic deaths generally aren't good for business, with the notable exception of Veuve Clicquot. It was 1805, and Francois Clicquot, the owner of a failing vineyard in Reims, France, was…

Moet’s Challenge of Making Champagne More Accessible to the Average American

A perfectly good bottle is not as expensive as most people think

In just a matter of days, Americans will partake of that always festive, sometimes sloppy tradition of popping open a bottle of champagne. Nobody knows how many of us will…

The French Fire the Latest Round in the Champagne Wars

The accident that turned into a multi-billion dollar industry

This is the story of an accident and a fight. The accident created what is today a $5 billion industry—and that kind of money explains the fight. So we’ll take…