Taittinger champagne by the pool sounds like a pretty good idea, don't you think?🤔🍾
Did you know...❓
Pierre Taittinger first visited Champagne as an officer in World War I. When he was injured during combat he was transferred to the 18th-century Château de la Marquetterie, a major French command post south of Épernay. The young Taittinger was so impressed by the elegance, beauty and history of the building that he vowed to buy it if the opportunity ever arose.
By the 1930s, Forest-Fourneaux's fortunes were dwindling: World War I, the Great Depression, and Prohibition had all taken their toll. Exports were almost at a standstill.
Pierre Taittinger saw his opportunity to buy the property. As wine merchants originally from Lorraine, the Taittingers decided to use their existing network and relaunch the Champagne business under the family name.🍾