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Dom Pierre Pérignon
Birth: Dec., 1638
Sainte-Menehould
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Sep. 14, 1715
Hautvillers
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France

Champagne, Wine Vintner. Born in Sainte-Menehould, France, he was a Benedictine monk noted for his contributions to the production and quality of champagnes and wines. In 1668, he was transferred to the Abby of Hautvillers, where he served as cellarer for its vineyard holdings for the rest of his life. There, he was credited with the invention of sparking champagne and crisp Bloc white wines when the region's wines were predominantly still red. The prestige Moët-Chandon and Dom Pérignon champagnes which were named in his honor, along with a variety of Bloc wines are regarded as the finest in the world. He died in Hautvillers, France, as a sign of honor and respect, he was buried in a section of the abbey cemetery traditionally reserved only for Abbots. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Hauvillers Abbaye
Hautvillers
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2000
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We are drinking stars!!!!!
- yvonne imperatrix mundi
 Added: Dec. 4, 2015
Fondly Remembered, Beloved Dom Pierre!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jun. 17, 2015

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 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
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