Great expeditions

In 1772, the intentions of the House founder, Philippe Clicquot, were clear. He put an advertisement in the Gazette de France announcing that he was “founding a wine merchant business in Champagne, under the label Clicquot” and that he was offering to go to all four corners of the kingdom to take the fine taste of champagne wines to foreigners. The House's destiny was sealed with these objectives, which were soon achieved during his many expeditions to Italy, then Germany, and Switzerland the following year, then Russia in 1780 and the United States in 1782.

All the great expeditions

France – 1772

Philippe Clicquot sends wine to various French towns: 50 bottles to Paris, 200 to Rouen, 3,600 to Bordeaux.

 

Italy – 1772

Italy is the House's first foreign market. The first sale recorded in the House's first commission book is sent to G.A Benintendi in Venice (60 bottles).

 

Switzerland – 1773

Sixty bottles are delivered to the Hôtel du Faucon in Bern. In October, the first shipment of rosé champagne is sent to Lausanne.

 

Germany – 1773

Eighty bottles of Clicquot champagne are sent to Joseph Serrière in Frankfurt am Main.

 

Belgium – 1776

 

The House sends 50 bottles to Mr Cante in Ghent.

 

Czech Republic – 1777

The House sends white champagne to various customers in Prague.

 

Austria – 1777

 

Several deliveries of Clicquot champagne are made in Vienna, in particular to the caterer of the Emperor's Hungarian Guard.

 

India – 1777

Forty-five bottles are sent to a commissioner in Lorient for delivery to India..

 

Great Britain – 1778

Two hundred and forty bottles of Clicquot champagne are addressed to Mr d’Arssas in the county of Sussex.

 

Netherlands – 1799

 

Bottles of white and rosé champagne are sent to Maastricht.

 

Russia – 1780

 

In 1780, Philippe Clicquot ships his first bottles of champagne to Moscow, then Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk the following year.

 

United States – 1782

One hundred bottles of champagne are shipped to Robert & Co. in Philadelphia..

 

Spain – 1786

 

Sixty bottles of champagne, including ten rosé, are shipped to Canal Brothers in Palma de Majorca.

 

Ireland – 1788

 

Thirty bottles of Clicquot champagne are addressed to a wine merchant in Dublin.

 

Sweden – 1802

 

Three hundred bottles of white champagne are sent to Henry Eckström in Stockholm.

 

Poland – 1802

 

White and rosé champagne is sent to Krakow. The following year, the House extends its deliveries to Warsaw.

 

Hungary – 1804

 

The House ships its wine to several merchants in Pest.

 

Slovakia – 1805

 

One hundred and twenty-five bottles of champagne, including fifty rosé, are sent to Presbourg (Bratislava).

 

Denmark – 1805

 

In September 1805, the House ships bottles of white and rosé champagne to various customers in Copenhagen. 

 

Norway – 1807

Following a visit to the country by its business representative, the House sends white and rosé champagne to Christiania (Oslo), Bergen, Trondheim, Arendal and Christiansund.

 

Brazil – 1818

 

Three hundred bottles of champagne, including one hundred of rosé, are shipped to Brazil.

 

Turkey – 1827

 

One thousand bottles of champagne are sent to Constantinople (Istanbul).

 

Mexico – 1832

 

One hundred and forty-four bottles of champagne are shipped to Mexico.

 

Finland – 1833

 

One hundred and fifty bottles are sent to G.A Deckers in Helsingfors (Helsinki).

 

China – 1847

 

Forty-eight bottles of champagne are shipped to China.

 

Puerto-Rico – 1852

Six baskets of twelve bottles each are sent to the town of Ponce on the island of Puerto Rico.

 

Dutch East Indies Belgium – 1852

Three hundred bottles of champagne are sent to Batavia (Jakarta).

 

Canada – 1855

Two shipments, each of twenty-three cases of 12 bottles and two cases of 24 half-bottles are made, one to Québec and the other to Montréal.

 

Australia – 1859

 

One hundred and eighty bottles are shipped to Melbourne, then 36 to Sydney.

 

Singapore – 1859

 

Four cases of 12 bottles of champagne are shipped to Singapore. 

 

Japan – 1867

 

On request by a London-based wine merchant, two successive shipments to Japan are made.

 

 

New Zealand – 1870

Ten cases of 12 bottles are shipped to New Zealand.

 

 

Thailand – 1873

 

Two hundred and forty bottles are sent to Bangkok.

 

 

South Africa – 1873

Twenty cases of 12 bottles are shipped to Cape Town.