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Kloss & Foerster

See below Rotkäppchen-Mumm,

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

Sparkling wine cellar Rotkäppchen in Freyburg

In 1896 the completion of a giant barrel made of 25 oak trees in the in-house cooperage was celebrated with the volume of 120,000 liters of wine. Emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941) praised the digestibility of the sparkling wine on the occasion of an "imperial maneuver" carried out at Freyburg in 1903 and boasted that he...

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