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Entrepreneur
    (1640-1715)
    Birth name was Pierre Perignon
    Cellarmaster of the Abbey of Hautvilliers
    He entered the monastery when he was 19.
    He is often credited as being the inventor of sparkling wine, he was not, it was invented 100 years before his birth.
    He died a virgin.
    Although he was a monk, his name has become synonymous with luxury.
    He was appointed cellar master at 28.
    It is rumoured that he was blind, although this is untrue.
    He is credited as being the most important influence on the making of fine champagne.
    He was the first person to blend different varieties of grapes to make wine.
    He was the first person to bottle local sparkling wine and seal it with a cork.
    He was a master of his craft.

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