Graduations, the Kentucky Derby, weddings, New Year's Eve and sports championships all have something in common. Celebrating with a bottle of Champagne makes them more fun, exciting and memorable. But you don't have to shake a bottle and blast your friends with a stream of bubbly — at least not with a bottle of G.H. Mumm. In fact, it's downright blasphemous.
Started by three brothers in 1827, G.H. Mumm is the fourth-largest Champagne producer in the world. And it ain't that sparkling wine stuff, either. Each of their handcrafted Champagnes are grown in the official Champagne region of Reims in northern France, providing an unparalleled blend of craftsmanship, expertise and care.
Though 1827 was a huge year for G.H. Mumm, the real party started in 1875 with the release of the iconic Cordon Rouge. This sparkling wine was so popular and loved that by the early 20th century, G.H. Mumm became the official supplier of Champagne to the royal courts of Britain, Norway, Belgium and Prussia.
Now you probably haven't seen a Prussian ordering a bottle of Champagne, but if they did, it would undoubtedly be the Cordon Rouge or Grand Cordon. Fresh fruit and caramel flavors overwhelm the palate in such a way that you'll be tempted to take the bottle and run, but watch out. Those Prussians are quick.