Veuve Clicquot



  • an important Champagne house in Reims in the Champagne region of France, producing large quantities of non-vintage Champagne as well as its vintage wine, La Grande Dame, named after the original Madame Clicquot, who took over the vineyard when her husband died (‘veuve’ means ‘widow’ in French). Madame Clicquot is also known as the person who discovered riddling, a way of removing sediment from Champagne after fermentation. Veuve Clicquot is now owned by the giant French firm LVMH.