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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Moët Champagne




At a highbrow night club, a ‘Lagos big boy’ pours some champagne on the floor to announce his entrance. His friends hail him and the party continues with the royal sparkling wine.

Every weekend, whether at a club, a private occasion, classy reunion, society wedding, an extravagant birthday bash, celebrity parties, or just another party in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and many other parts of the country, well-to-do Nigerians pop and drink Moët champagne, as if it is running out of supply. But what do You really know about this world class brand.. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Moët Champagne

(1) Moët, is a French winery
(2) Moët et Chandon is one of the world’s largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house.
(3) Moët et Chandon was established in 1743
(4) Moët et Chandon produces approximately 26,000,000 bottles of champagne annually
(5) Moët marketed its first vintage in 1842.
(6) Their best-selling brand, Brut Imperial, was introduced in the 1860s.
(7) In 1962 it became the first champagne house to be listed on the French stock market.
(8) In 1971 it merged with the cognac producer Jas Hennessy & Co. to create Moët-Hennessy.
(9) In 1973, the company launched Domaine Chandon, a winery subsidiary in California.
(10) The company undertook its final merger; with Louis Vuitton, a prominent luxury goods purveyor. This final merger gave birth to the largest luxury group in the world, Moët-Hennessy • Louis Vuitton (LVMH), netting over 16 billion euros in fiscal 2004.

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