Who would have thought that a lone monk from the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers would be the initiator of what many would claim to be the most loved Champagne House in the World? Yet this is exactly the case. Back in 1670, it was this man and his experimental attitude which resulted in the start of a timeless fascination with Champagne, grapes and researching and refining the most coveted traditional techniques available. Many years later, Dom Pérignon continued their innovative trend by sealing the end of the bottle with a cork. Secured in place by hemp – infused with oil for added effect – it was the first time anyone had considered using a cork to maintain the fresh new quality of a bottle, allowing it to last for an infinitely longer time and be enjoyed in much more relaxed fashion.