Scenes from Europe – Part Three – The Champagne Tour

During our European trip, we stopped for a tour at Mercier Champagne Cellars.  It was fascinating. Here’s a few facts:

Mercier is a Champagne producer based in the Épernay region of Champagne. The house, founded in 1858, produces both vintage and non-vintage cuvée. Mercier owned the original rights to the name Dom Pérignon but gave the brand to Moët et Chandon in 1927. Today the house is under the umbrella of the LVMH group and is the number one selling brand of Champagne in the domestic French market. (source Wikipedia)

Inside the dome at Mercier Champagne Cellars
Inside the dome at Mercier Champagne Cellars

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A model of the 1889 Champagne cask pulled by 24 oxen to the World’s Fair in Paris France.

The actual cask from that 1889 World's Fair
The actual cask from that 1889 World’s Fair

After riding down in an elevator to the subterranean champagne cellars, you take the tour on a little red train, passing hallways filled with champagne.
After riding down in an elevator to the subterranean champagne cellars, you take the tour on a little red train, passing hallways filled with champagne.

Chalk carvings inside the champagne caves also help regulate temperature and humidity
Chalk carvings inside the champagne caves also help regulate temperature and humidity

Champange as far as the eye could see
Champagne as far as the eye could see!

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