Raising a glass: Dom Pérignon, the father of champagne, immortalised in stone © Getty Images
Raising a glass: Dom Pérignon, the father of champagne, immortalised in stone © Getty Images

Supply Audit: Dom Pérignon

3 May 2017

How a man of god became indelibly linked to a tipple synonymous with a hedonistic luxury lifestyle

Just who was Dom Pérignon?

Well, despite Del Boy’s insistence that he was best mates with Johnnie Walker and Ron Bacardi, Dom Pierre Pérignon was a Benedictine monk who lived in France from 1638-1715 and is credited with advancing the wine-making techniques crucial to the development and creation of champagne. Its first vintage was produced in 1921 and today the name is synonymous with the finest sparkling wines in the world.

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