Monthly Archives: April 2017

Maison Ruinart Still Knocking it Out of the Park at Age 288

Benedictine Monk Dom Thierry Ruinart (1657-1709) was a friend and confidant of the more famous champagne-making monk Dom Pérignon.  The Dom’s nephew Thierry Ruinart (1697-1769), a linen trader, presented his shmata customers with sparkling wine as a kind of loyalty … Continue reading

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Bollinger: Still Delivering the Goods

Bollinger is a venerable and highly regarded Champagne producer.  Founded in 1829, the house has survived the region’s engulfment in wars, revolutions, economic depressions and waves of destructive vineyard plagues and is now at the top of its game.  The … Continue reading

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