By Mr. J. Hardcastel
Is that too boring? Here’s a blurb –
Jay discussed the history of Le Champagne as a wine and La Champagne as
region, with anecdotes of colorful characters and historic events that have rocked the region, the people, and the vineyards
over the ages.
It included invasions by Attila the Hun, the ravages of the Napoleonic Wars, the devastation of World War I,
and the lives of the Benedictine monk Brother Pierre (better known as Dom Perignon), Jean-Remy Moet, Louise Pommery,
Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin (also known as the Veuve Clicquot), and the rascal and wine merchant
Charles “Champagne Charlie” Heidsieck.