Who was Dom Perignon, and Did He Invent Champagne?
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Who was Dom Perignon, and Did He Invent Champagne?

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here Dom Perignon (1638-1715) was a Benedictine monk who spent much of his career at the Abbey of Hautvillers near the town of Épernay in north eastern France.  Perignon is credited with making important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine in an era when France’s wines were predominantly still and red.   Although may credit Perignon with inventing champagne, he did not.  He did, however, work tirelessly and successfully to improve the quality of Champagne.  One of his major contributions was his work to prevent a secondary fermentation of the wine which, at the time, was seen as a fault and seemed to be the cause of wine bottles breaking once filled.  Historical records indicate that sparkling wine was first intentionally produced by an English scientist and physician, not Perignon, around 1697. Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/dom-perignon-making-wine-in-denver