Dom Pérignon (monk)

Dom Pérignon (monk)

Dom Pierre Pérignon, O.S.B., (c. 1638–14 September 1715) was a French Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine in an era when the region's wines were predominantly still and red. Popular myths frequently, but erroneously, credit him with the invention of sparkling Champagne, which didn't become the dominant style of Champagne until the mid-19th century.

The famous champagne Dom Pérignon, the préstige cuvée of Moët & Chandon, is named after him.

Read more about Dom Pérignon (monk):  Biography, Influence of Champagne Production, Misconceptions and Myths

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Dom Pérignon (monk) - Misconceptions and Myths
... While the Domdid work tirelessly and successfully to improve the quality and renown of the still wines of Champagne, he did not invent sparkling wine ... A major proponent of the misconceptions surrounding DomPérignon came from one of his successors at the Abbey of Hautvillers, DomGroussard, who in 1821 gave an account ... The myths about Pérignonbeing the first to use corks and being able to name the precise vineyard by tasting a single grape likely originated from Groussard's account ...