Top 10 most popular brands of sparkling wines
1. Moet & Chandon Champagne – 295k Google searches per month | 1.5m+ IG hashtags
It’s official! First in our ranking is Moët & Chandon, one of the world’s largest champagne producers, founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. The name was originally Moët et Cie but in 1833, the company was renamed Moet & Chandon after Pierre-Gabriel Chandon de Briailles joined the company as a partner of Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of Claude Moët. The winery’s clientele has always included nobility and aristocrats. Today it has 2,900 acres of vineyards and produces around 28,000,000 bottles of champagne annually. Is there anything better than celebrating the arrival of the new year with an air of nobility?
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2. Dom Pérignon Champagne – 371k Google searches per month | 824k+ IG hashtags
In second place we find perhaps one of the most recognizable and desirable champagne brands in the world. This is none other than Dom Pérignon, a classy vintage champagne that exudes luxury and refinement from the very first sip. It is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk who was an important pioneer in the quality of champagne, but who, despite the myths, did not invent the method of making sparkling wines. There is no precise number of bottles produced in each vintage, although it is at least 5 million bottles. Starting in September 2022, the current version of Dom Pérignon is from the 2012 vintage and the current version of Dom Pérignon Rosé is from the 2008 vintage.
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3. Veuve Clicquot Champagne – 268k Google searches per month | 743k+ IG hashtags
Next in our ranking is Veuve Clicquot. Founded by Philippe Clicquot but the history of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin goes back to 1772 and is defined by Barbe Nicole Ponsardin (Madame Veuve Clicquot), who was widowed at the age of 27, taking over the family business in 1805. Madame Clicquot, in 1818, invented the first known rosé champagne by blending red and white wines, a process still used by the majority of champagne producers. The company was purchased in 1986 by Louis Vuitton, now part of the LVMH group, and continues to expand worldwide.
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4. Ruinart – 115k Google searches per month | 236k+ IG hashtags
The fourth place in the ranking is taken by the oldest champagne house that has been producing champagne exclusively since 1729. The house of Ruinart, founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims, a region of Champagne, is also part of the LVMH group mentioned above. The correct serving temperature is 8oC to 10oC in order to keep it cold. To serve it, use a tall, thin glass. Its narrow mouth will keep the aroma and bubbles of the champagne longer. Chardonnay is the very soul of this champagne, as they say, and this specific variety gives a delicate and smooth taste.
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5. Krug Champagne – 56k Google searches per month | 287k+ IG hashtags
The fifth place in our ranking belongs to Krug champagne. It was founded by Joseph Krug in 1843 and is based in Reims. The house is now also owned by the LVMH group but despite its majority ownership, the Krug family is still actively involved in all key decisions of the house, without managing the daily operations. This is the most full-bodied champagne in this top quality category. Soft golden colour and delicate, lively bubbles that herald pleasure. The aromas of flowers, dried fruits, nuts, cinnamon and citrus will take you on a delightful tasting journey.
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Who rounds off the top 10?
6. Bollinger Champagne – 76k Google searches per month | 252k+ IG hashtags 7. Stella Rosa – 93k Google searches per month | 172k+ IG hashtags
8. Taittinger Champagne – 83k Google searches per month | 169k+ IG hashtags 9. Freixenet – 58k Google searches per month | 181k+ IG hashtags
10. Laurent-Perrier Champagne – 34k Google searches per month | 147k+ IG hashtags