Clicquot House ,one of the most innovative champagne houses, was founded in the year 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron and was inherited by Madame Barbe Clicquot Ponsardin “the Clicquot widow” in 1805, this making her the first woman to run a champagne house, one of the first woman entrepreneurs and one of the people who influenced the technique of the production of champagne,but also the promotion and commercialisation.
“Veuve Clicquot” is the first champagne house who produced a rose champagne, who introduced the technique of remuage and who invented a system for supporting bottles , bringing added value on both technical and economical disgorge of the wine bottles , Madame Clicquot proving her innovative capacity through the creation of the first vintage champagne in 1810 .
This year "Only one quality, the finest" by Veuve Clicquot, will tell it’s story at WineUp, presented by Essi Avellan Master of Wine in Finland, one of the three juries of Champagne and Sparkiling Wine World Championship .
Essi Avellan is the first Master of Wine in Finland and the second in the area of Scandinavia, with specialised courses in the champagne and sparkling wine domaine (she is the winner of the Lily Bollinger awards for the best wine taster and Tim Derouet Award for her performance during her college years) .She is the co-founder and editor of Fine Magazine, the only magazine in the world fully dedicated to champagne. The first book about champagne she wrote came out in 2010 and is called Matka Champagneen. In 2013 she reviewed the 3rd edition of the famous book ” Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine ”written by Tom Stevenson(a guide of huge importance worldwide about champagne and sparkling wine , this being listed in the ”Top Ten World Wine Books” by The Independent newspaper.) Tom Stevenson says that Essi Avellan whom he has been collaborating with in many projects for over 10 years , is the most talented and consistent wine taster he ever met , even in comparison to himself . Essi Avellan has the title of Dame Chevalier al Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne and Comandor in Commanderie de Bordeaux.!
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