Today, there are three different champagne houses in Reims that use the name Heidsieck in their company name. The complicated story began when Florenz-Ludwig Heidsieck (1749-1828), of German origin from Westphalia, settled in Reims in 1777 and henceforth called himself Florens-Louis Heidsieck. Shortly afterwards, he married the daughter of the wealthy textile entrepreneur Nicolas Perthois. As early as 1780, he began to produce his own wine and founded his own champagne house with his son in 1785. In 1785 he was received by Queen Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793). When the founder's son died at a young age, Florens-Louis Heidsieck took three of his nephews into the company.
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Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden