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Johann-Joseph Krug (1800-1866), a German born in Mainz, worked as a manager for Adolphe Jacquesson in his champagne house from 1834 and married his sister-in-law in 1841 (although there is no relation to the Californian wine-growing pioneer Charles Krug). Together with the wine merchant Hippolyte de Vivès, the company Krug et Cie. was founded in Reims in 1843. Initially, the company traded in Champagne and other wines from the Champagne region. Two years later, champagne production began. After Jean-Joseph's death, the company was divided between his widow, Hyppolite de Vivès, and his son Paul Krug (1842-1910).

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