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August 3, 2022

A Champagne Cellar in Reims, ca. 1910

Thousands of bottles of champagne mature in one of the Roman Cellars in Reims, France, where they are left to develop their famed ‘bubbly’ qualities, ca. 1910.⁠

(Photo: Sasha/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Around 80 B.C., the Romans dug a salt and chalk mine beneath the city, now within the Champagne region. Local winemakers discovered a new use for these caves hundreds of years later, in the 1600s: Champagne storage. The caves are still in use today and open to visitors.




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