1921 Dom Perignon – star of Drinks

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1921 Dom Perignon, Dom Pérignon is a brand of vintage Champagne

Dom Pérignon is a brand of vintage Champagne, which is produced by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon. Dom Pérignon serves as that house’s prestige champagne. Dom perignon was a Benedictine monk, credited with the creation of champange. This wine is named after Dom perignon. Dom Pérignon was an important quality pioneer for Champagne wine but opposite to popular myths, he did not find out the champagne method to make sparkling wines.

Dom Pérignon was a cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. To improve the quality of wines, in such a way grapes were blended by him. In 1670, he deals with numerous their flaws and he was the first to mingle grapes. Corks were also introduced by him. With hemp string, corks were fixed firmly to bottles, soaked in oil in order to keep the wines fresh and sparkling. In order to strengthen the bottles, thicker glass is used to make it. In the 19th century, over one century after Dom Pérignon’s death, the development of sparkling wines taken place progressively as the main style of production in Champagne.

Englishman Laurence Venn proposed an idea to introduce the first prestige cuvée Champagne, Dom Pérignon. Dom Pérignon’s first vintage was 1921, was only released in 1936 for sale. 150 customers of Simon Bros & Co, and the company that imported Moët in the United Kingdom, which ordered the first 300 bottles were the first buyers of Dom Pérignon 1921. In the marketplace, the wine got immediate attention and thereafter, 100 boxes were shipped to the United States.

100 bottles were ordered by James Buchanan Duke, the founder of the American Tobacco Company for himself. In June 2004, the 17 bottles sold at an auction in Christie’s in New York City. According to Dom Pérignon cellar master Richard Geoffroy, the 1921 vintage had a “distinctive bouquet comprising sandalwood, vanilla and praline”.

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