Ruinart is the oldest established Champagne house, exclusively producing champagne since 1729.
Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the Champagne region in the city of Reims, the house of Ruinart is today owned by the parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA. The first delivery of ‘wine with bubbles’ was in January 1730.
At first, the sparkling wine was a business gift for cloth purchasers, as Dom Ruinart’s brother was a cloth merchant, but 6 years later Maison Ruinart terminated its cloth selling activities due to success in the champagne business. Since then, the Maison has kept the standards of excellence of its founders. Ruinart has had a long standing relationship with the Arts. In 1895, Andre Ruinart asked Czech artist Alfons Mucha to illustrate a poster of Ruinart.
Today the brand is still closely involved with Contemporary Art and plays a role in numerous international events such as ARCO, the Foire de Bale, the Carre Rive Gauche, London Design, and Miami Art Basel. The house utilises talent today: India Mahdavi created the ‘Champagne Spoon’ bottle stopper in 2006, Christian Biecher created the ‘Flower’ bottle stopper in 2007, Patricia Urqiola designed the ‘Fil d’Or’ bottle stopper in 2010 and Maarten Baas created the ‘Bouquet de Champagne’ in 2008 and the ‘Melting’ ice bucket in 2010.
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