Champagne History

All discoveries and inventions are current in historically determined moments. First, the material conditions of the discovery are created, then immediately appears the explorer. The person of the explorer is usually coincidental but the place and time of the discovery are historically determined. There were two material conditions for the discovery of champagne making: the possibility to close the bottle hermetically and the circumstances standing high pressure.
The sparkling wine has been known for ages in the territory of Champagne, France, since the fermentation finished in the spring following the harvest because of the cool climate, however, this was regarded a spoilage at that time. The first champagne was made by Dom Pierre Perignon, the cellar leader of the Saint Benedict Order Abbey, between 1670 – 1715 in Hautersvill. When he was 29 he became the cellar master of the abbey and later on, his outstanding wines made him famous all over Champagne and in Paris. He was the first to endow wines regularly and consciously so that the endowed wine would have a better quality than any of the base wines used for endowment. He introduced the usage of the cork. The fermentation of the remainder sugar in the wine was finished in the bottle. The sparkling wines made this way soon became well-known in France. The making process was kept secret for a long time. Although, this technique was known in many places by the 18th century and in the 19th century, champagne was made all over Europe.
The first to deal with champagne making in Hungary were Esch and Associates, then Littke from Pécs (1859). From the 1880s, the Törley company from Budafok (1882) dealt with champagne production.

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