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Moët et Chandon

The largest champagne production and trading house in the world with over 30 million bottles of champagne produced per year. This quantity means that every second somewhere on earth a bottle of the company is uncorked. Every fourth bottle of champagne comes from the company, the market share in the USA is 50%. The company was founded in Épernay in 1743 by Claude Moët (1683-1760), who inherited some vineyards and started producing champagne. He was acquainted with Pierre Pérignon (1639-1715), with whose abbey, where this famous monk worked, the company would later enter into a special relationship. The family had been active in the wine trade in Champagne since the 14th century.

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