One of the largest, most prominent and most recognized Champagne houses, it Moët &Chandon has been a leader in Champagne production practically since it reaped its first harvest. Bringing history, elegance and just a touch of attitude, the House has never lost its long-standing reputation for innovation and success. Founded in 1743 by wine trader Claude Moët, Moët et Cie (Moët & Company) quickly took the industry by storm by becoming a favorite among aristocrats. Claude wasted no time in shipping his wares to Paris, driving his brand as well as his profits. By 1833, the company became Moët et Chandon when Pierre-Gabriel Chandon de Briailles joined his father-in-law, Jean-Remy Moët (who was also Claude’s grandson), who by then was directing their now internationally popular Champagne. Moët introduced its first vintage Champagne in 1843, with their iconic signature cuvée, Brut Impérial, following in the 1860s. Impérial has been modified to include rosé, with both in vintage and non-vintage versions. Their most recognized label, Dom Perignon, was the first ever prestige cuvée, and was named in honor of the famous Benedictine monk so closely associated with the origin of sparkling wine. Its name alone still ignites excitement and glamour. A co-owner of the renowned LVMH Group, Moët &Chandon produces over 28 million bottles of Champagne per annum. Always on the cusp of innovation and creativity, it recently lived up to its reputation as a pioneer by introducing Moët Ice Impérial, the first Champagne meant to be served over ice. Subtle and fresh, it is one more reason to love Moët &Chandon.