How Champagne’s wars bubbled over

How Champagne’s wars bubbled over
The Marne region: a stroke of a pen effectively turned its vineyard owners into lottery winners

The dust from the Aube riots of a century ago has long since settled - but today, to meet growing demand, the region may see its status restored

For more than a thousand years, Champagne was a region to the west of Paris that included what eventually became the departments of Marne and Aube. Its regional capital was Troyes, in the Aube.

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