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DISCOVER: The Legendary Moët & Chandon Champagne

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Last year Moët & Chandon celebrated their 270th anniversary of being arguably the world's most loved champagne. The House is famous for becoming one of the first luxury brands in history and maintaining its reputation and dedication to excellence. 

It was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët, a wine trader, originally called Moët et Cie (Moët and Co.), but it was his grandson, the very driven Jean-Remy Moët, that is responsible for the prestige surrounding the iconic brand today. In his lifetime, through his travel and ambition, Jean-Remy was able to spread the champagne internationally at lightening speed. 

He believed that above all, champagne was about pleasure, which remains true to this day. 

Madame de Pompadour was their first ambassador and their ‘Imperial’ trademark was named in honor of Napoleon, their friend and loyal follower. The name ‘Chandon” was added in 1832 after the retirement of Jean-Rémy, who then left the company in the hands of his son Victor Moët and son-in-law Pierre-Gabriel Chandon de Briailles. Chandon introduced the concept of a vintage champagne and in 1842, marketed their first vintage. The Brut Imperial, their best-seller was introduced in 1860.

Moët & Chandon is the worlds’s largest producer of Champagne, producing over 26,000,000 bottles per year. Around the world, Moët & Chandon is associated with both tradition and modern pleasure and it often found present at glamourous venues such as red carpet festivals, award ceremonies, and prestigious events like our very own Melbourne Cup Carnival

Wine Online stocks Moët & Chandon Imperial BrutRose ImperialNectar Imperial and Grand Vintage.