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Phillipe Clicquot came from a family of bankers and textile merchants. An owner of various vineyards, he decides to establish a wine under the family name, it was 1772 and the house of Veuve Clicquot was born. in 1798, his son François join the family business. After his death in 1805, his widow Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin becomes the first woman of modern times to be a business woman. That year they shipped 110,000 of Champagne. In 1810, she proved her worth with innovative prowess and released the first recorded vintage champagne. In 1816 Madame Clicquot Ponsardin invented the first riddling table, a system still used today, to ensure crystal clear wine.
1877 saw the registration of their trademark Yellow Label, which is still used and recognised today. Fast forward to 1972 and the year of the prestigious cuvee la Grande Dame being released. Veuve Clicquot also creates the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award, a tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of Madame Clicquot. This award champions women who have made thier mark and success in the business world, just as Madame Clicquot did herself.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is enjoyed worldwide, and is one of the most prestigious Champagne houses. Whatever the occasion, enjoy it with Veuve Clicquot.