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Champagne Charlie

Charles Camille Heidsieck (1822-1893) was the founder of one of the three Heidsieck Champagne Houses. In 1852, he visited the USA for the first time and travelled through the New England region and the state of New York. He recognised the huge potential of champagne for the American market. The business became a great success and led to record sales. Within a very short time, 300,000 bottles of champagne were sold. When Charles Heidsieck returned to the USA five years later, it was reported in many newspapers and banquet receptions were held in his honour. On further trips, he developed the persona of "Champagne Charlie", which was an integral part of the New York high-society scene.

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