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Discover: Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck. Since its creation, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck has always been associated with the greats and the goods…from Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, to Marilyn Monroe.

About Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Piper-Heidsieck is one of the most awarded champagnes and benefits from the expertise of the celebrated winemaker Régis Camus, who has been awarded the “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year Trophy” six consecutive times by London’s prestigious International Wine Challenge, which underlines its efforts to be among the best made Champagne. Please see below a brief timeline of the history of the famous House of champagne…

Its Origins

Piper-Heidsieck is a Champagne house from the Champagne region of France, founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck on July 16, 1785 in Reims. The Heidsieck name was combined with the Piper name in October 1839. After the passing of founder Florens-Louis Heidsieck in 1828, his nephew, Christian Heidsieck, and his cousin Henri Guilaume Piper took over the business. Combined, they formed the Piper-Heidsieck house following the marriage of Henri Piper to the widow of Christian Heidsieck in 1838.

Historical Timeline

1785

Florens-Louis Heidsieck founds the House. On 5th May, he travels to Versailles and presents his special cuvée to Queen Marie Antoinette, who loves the champagne.

1828

Christian Heidsieck and Henri-Guillaume Piper assume the control of the House. Thanks to the patronage of Queen Marie Antoinette, Piper-Heidsieck becomes the official purveyor to 14 royal courts, including those as far as Siam and China.

1885

To celebrate the House’s 100th anniversary, famous jeweller to the tsar Carl Fabergé creates a bottle of diamonds, gold and lapis-lazuli.

1953

Marilyn Monroe declares that she goes to bed every night with a drop of perfume and wakes up every morning with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck.

1980

Piper-Heidsieck becomes the official champagne of the Cannes Film Festival and starts its long relationship with cinema around the world – including Deauville, Venice, Sundance and Berlin…

1999

Piper-Heidsieck is the first House to ask a fashion designer to dress a special cuvée, Special Cuvée dressed by Jean-Paul Gaultier. The lace-up corset causes a revolution.

2004

Regis Camus wins the “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” trophy at the International Wine Challenge for the first time after taking the position of Head Winemaker at Piper-Heidsieck. He continues to win this trophy in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, underlining the quality and consistency of the house of champagne.

2009

Celebrated designer Christian Louboutin creates a crystal champagne flute for Piper-Heidsieck in the shape of a shoe, featuring his famous red sole.

The Future

With a rich history and an award winning winemaker Régis Camus, winner of ‘Winemaker of the Year’ at London’s International Wine Challenge 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, their dedication to excellence continues.

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