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Heidsieck monopolies

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There are now three different Champagne houses in Reims, which use the name Heidsieck in the company name. The complicated story began when the German -born Florence-Ludwig Heidsieck (1749-1828) from Westphalia settled in Reims in 1777 and from then on called Florens-Louis Heidsieck. Shortly thereafter, he married the daughter of wealthy textile entrepreneur Nicolas Perthois. In 1780 he started to produce his own wine and in 1785 founded his own champagne house with his son. In 1785 he was queen Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) received. When the son of the founder died at a young age, Florens-Louis Heidsieck included three of his nephews in the company. Henri-Louis Waldbaum was the first to join the company in 1795, followed by Charles-Henri Heidsieck in 1805 and Christian Heidsieck in 1808, the younger brother of Charles-Henri. The production was based primarily on the sales of all former European royal and royal courts, because champagne was the very popular drink of the ruling class. Just before 1812 Napoleon (1769-1821) invaded Russia, Charles-Henri Heidsieck initiated a sensational publicity stunt. He announced that he would travel to Moscow on a mold from Reims. In fact, a few weeks before the French army in Moscow, he rode a couple of boxes of champagne in his marching baggage.

Heidsieck - three bottles (Heidsieck monopolies, Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck

Charles-Henri died in 1824 four years before his uncle Florens-Louis Heidsieck and left next to his widow his two-year-old son Charles -Camille Heidsieck (1822-1893), who later founded one of the three Heidsieck houses. The remaining nephews decided to suspend trading temporarily. A little later, Henri-Louis Waldbaum and Christian Heidsieck started again with the champagne trade. Soon after this new alliance fell apart and the two nephews went their separate ways. As a result, three companies with the name Heidsieck developed, so that legal disputes were inevitable. When Heidsieck Monopole celebrated its centennial in 1885, there was trouble with the house of Charles Heidsieck. However, since Charles Heidsieck was later founded as Heidsieck Monopolies and Piper-Heidsieck, the court allowed that both Heidsieck Monopolies and Piper-Heidsieck 1785 may call. The long dispute is long since buried.

Heidsieck & Co. Monopolies

Henri-Louis Waldbaum founded the company Waldbaum-Heidsieck & Co. together with his brother-in-law Auguste Heidsieck in 1834. After the death of Auguste Heidsieck in 1870 the house...

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