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Kloss & Foerster

See below Rotkäppchen-Mumm,

The headquarters of today's "Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH" is located in the city of Freyburg in the German wine-growing region Saale-Unstrut, The origin dates back to 1856, when a wine shop was founded by the brothers Moritz (+1863) and Julius Kloss (+1890) and their friend Carl Foerster (+1888). One year later, they took part in the "Freyburger Champagne Factory Society". From 1861 was one sparkling wine manufactured under the brand "Monopol". But already in 1862 the company had to be liquidated. The majority of the estate was acquired in 1866 by the sparkling wine company "Kloss & Foerster" with the three gentlemen mentioned above as shareholders. The shops were now always better, so that the musts and wines from Moselle, Main and Rhine, and later even from Champagne were bought. The French champagne company Heidsieck monopolies protested in 1894 against the brand name with success. Kloss & Foerster were no longer allowed to use "monopoly" and led the way to the red bottles capsule the name "Rotkäppchen" (at that time still with "h") and the still allowed designation "champagne" on the label. In 1891, the five-storey "Große Keller" and a new office and reception building were built, which today still form the heart of the sparkling wine house in Freyburg.

Sektkellerei Rotkäppchen in Freyburg
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