2012 marks the 230th Anniversary of the first shipment of Veuve Clicquot champagne to the United States

Veuve Clicquot has a reputation as one of Frances finest Champagne houses that has lasted centuries . 2012 marks a signification milestone in both French and American Champagne history.

The 230th  Aniversary of the first shipment  of Veuve Clicquot to the United States. What a better excuse to open a bottle than that. Of course , when you open a bottle of “Veuve” that in itself is a special occasion.

Looking back at this legionary  Champagne , it was f ounded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron and played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe.

There have been other milestones prior to 2012 . In July 2008 an unopened bottle of Veuve Clicquot was discovered inside a sideboard in Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland. The 1893 bottle was in mint condition, having been kept in the dark, and was the oldest bottle known to exist. It is now on display at the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin visitor centre in Reims and is regarded as priceless.

In  July 2010, a group of Finnish divers found 168 bottles from the 1830s aboard a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea off the coast of the Åland Islands. The bottles were initially claimed to have been produced between 1782 and 1788. They were sent back to France for analysis and found that some of them were Veuve Clicquot.

Easily recognised by its distinctive bright yellow labels, the wine holds a royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Veuve Clicquot recently celebrated the 230th Anniversary of the first shipment of Veuve Clicquot champagne from France to the United States.

Cellar Master Veuve Clicquot Dominique Demarville

Stylized and bubbly, the video provides an inside perspective on the history of Veuve Clicquot. Speaking to the history of the first shipment of champagne to the United States, Cellar Master Dominique Demarville helps to celebrate the anniversary of the first arrival of Veuve Clicquot to the U.S.!

Join Editor-In-Chief Elaine Harris and celebrate with Cellar Master Dominique Demarville and celebrate 230 years of Veuve Clicquot .