The Clicquot champagne house was founded in 1772 but the real story began when the founder's son's widow, Nicole Barbe Ponsardin, took over the business in 1805. In a Europe torn apart by war, Veuve (Widow) Clicquot shipped her champagnes to Russia and presented them in all the great European courts. She was involved in the innovation of new production methods, bought plots of land in the best vineyards and when she died, left behind an empire devoted to the enjoyment of fine food and wine. Veuve Clicquot with its trademark orange label is now one of the most famous champagnes in the world. Choose between the stunning Brut Carte Jaune, the legendary demi-sec or the prestigious cuvée, 'La Grande Dame' named after the great lady herself.