Wine Quiz #5

Nice blog. Good taste in champagne…need I say more??

the drunken cyclist

Welcome back to our weekly wine quiz.  This week, I decided to contribute a question about the famous Veuve Clicquot.  While many wine geeks have derided the wine since it has become a bit ubiquitous (and over-priced, in my opinion), I still enjoy it.  It generally has more pinot noir than chardonnay or pinot meunier, which is right up my alley.  Don’t be afraid to also share your thoughts on Veuve: like it, love it, hate it?  Find it just way too cliché?

As for the question:

In 1805, after Madame Clicquot-Ponsardin had only been married for a few years, her husband, François died and she became ‘Veuve’ (French for widow) Clicquot-Ponsardin. She greatly expanded the family business of making champagne, making the company a huge success.  The success of Veuve Clicquot was due, in part, to a process that she developed.

What innovation is attributed to Veuve Clicquot?

A.  Including…

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