• Personally love champagne and in particular Louis Roederer Christal. Having said that another brand that is much cheaper but great is Pol Roger.

    But I’m happy as long as I get champagne because I get a headache from sparkling wine:-)

    • Hi Catarina, Aw, Christal is another great Champagne that I enjoy just as well. I haven’t tried Pol Roger but will do so on your recommendation. 🙂

  • Charlotte

    I bet you do…. one of the greatest champagne! Ruinart is also a very good one…

    • Hi Charlotte, We need to share a bottle of this the next time we’re together. I’ll have to check out Ruinart and give it a try. 🙂

  • doreenpendgracs

    Thanks for this recommendation, Susan. I absolutely LOVE champagne! And you’re right! A fine champagne does indeed go nicely with chocolate. Generally chocolate that is not too dark and bitter, but instead is lighter, with fruity notes. Cheers!

    • Hi Doreen, It’s hard not to love a good bubbly. Chocolate and Champagne are truly a marriage in heaven. 🙂

  • Claire Cappetta

    Love Clicquot! We should share a bottle when you come to NY… Or Piper, I love the “‘carmel’yness” to it (giggles) 😉

    • That would be so much fun Claire. Uh, Piper would be a great one to write about. Can’t wait to share a bottle of Veuve Clicquot with you when I visit. 🙂

  • If I was a drinker, I would certainly try this if for no other reason than its history.

    • Hi Cheryl, I love the story behind this Champagne. I only gave the short version. She went through a lot to see her passion through and boy am I glad she did. 🙂

  • Merle

    This is great information Susan, I also love champagne and need to stock up again after reading this !!

    • Thanks Merle, Me too. I need to do the same. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    The summer I interned at the spa in Escondido I spent a week drinking a bottle of this every night. It was left over from the week that Robin Williams rented the spa for his wife’s birthday. That was a good week for drinking.

    • Oh, wow Jon. That sounds like you had a blast. The Escondido area certainly is beautiful and the spas are amazing.

  • Thank you this sounds really nice something my mum would like………….

    • That’s awesome Jo-Anne. Let me how she likes it. 🙂

  • Oh yes!!! As you know, I absolutely love, love, love Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin and really enjoyed learning some new interesting facts behind the label.
    Great post 🙂

    • Yep we are definitely kindred spirits… LOL. I do love the history of this champagne as well. 🙂

  • Jacs Henderson

    I say there’s always an excuse for a glass or several of Champagne – Love the story of Veuve Clicquot (and the taste!) My favourite very special Champagnes are in the Louis Roederer range and a favourite for Mothers Day is MUMM 🙂
    Jacs (hic!)

    • I absolutely agree with you Jacs. I’ve had the Louis Roedere and Mum as well. they are both delightful champagnes

  • Along Came Mary

    I must admit, brut is my least favorite champagne! But, I love the background and learning about your favorite!:)

    • Thanks Mary. I find the history of the wine or champagne sometime more fun then partaking of the libation… LOL

      • Along Came Mary

        Its true!;) Even if I do not love certain wines, I still love knowing their history!

  • Though not the same quality, I did have the opportunity to visit Mums in france. Interesting bit about the inventer of riddling.

    • IHi Patrick, I thought so too. She was way ahed of her time. You can’t beat the results of her efforts from the past. 🙂

  • Champagne is still largely a largely unchartered territory for me… I pinned this post and will keep this one in mind.

    • Aw, then you have much to look forward to, Jeri. 🙂

  • It is my favourite as well Susan and the prices have come down a lot in the last couple of years. I didn’t know the story behind it so thanks for sharing and one day we can have a virtual galss together.

    • I see we have even more in common, Susan :-). I think the story is really interesting and to heck with the virtual thing. I’m working on a face to face and a sharing of some bubbly… 😀

  • Liz Blackmore

    I felt like I was taking a walk down a historical vineyard. You review and research so well.

    • WOW, That is such a great compliment. Thank you my dear friend. Hugs, 🙂

  • The Spruiker

    I don’t think I’ve had Veuve since New Years Eve 2000. Perhaps I shall use your post as a good excuse to go get a bottle for this Easter.

    • Hi There, Oh then you must. It’s just to good to wait that long to enjoy.

  • Love Veuve Cliquot, but didn’t know the story behind it. Also love the Spanish Cavas, which are still within reach.

    • Ah, obviously me too Carol. I am glad you enjoyed the history behind it. The story is really interesting and one not everyone is aware of. Spanish Cavas are awesome. Are there any that you particularly like?

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Love all the history. I finally got into some of my wine now that we moved 🙂

    • I do too, Krystle. WOW! HOO! There will be a glass of wine in your house tonight. 😀

  • Interesting facts. Nice to learn something about the champagne I love!

    • Hi Kelly, I love the stories behind some of the wines I enjoy. This one in particular. 🙂

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  • Paul Graham

    Veuve Cliquot is certainly right up there and thanks for the interesting history. I seem to recall a fairly recent story about discovery of some product on a shipwreck though perhaps it was from even before Madame Cliquot was widowed. No reply needed. Relax either with or without a glass !

    • Hi Paul, Yep can’t help myself and here I am replying anyway. I LOVE this Champagne. I believe an intact bottle was found on the wreck of the Titanic. 🙂