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Today in History: Champagne

Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 4, 2018 at 6:10 AM

On this day (August 4) in 1693, Dom Pierre Perignon is credited with inventing champagne—even if he didn’t actually invent it. Perignon was a Benedictine monk. His real contribution to sparkling wine was to invent processes that improved the quality of the beverage.

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