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Perrier-Jouët advertisement from 1923.

Perrier-Jouët is a Champagne producer based in the Épernay region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier-Jouët, and produces both vintage and non-vintage cuvee, approximately 3,000,000 bottles annually, with its prestige label named Belle Epoque.[1] Perrier-Jouët owns 266 acres of vineyards in the Champagne region.[2] Today the house is under the Pernod Ricard umbrella of brands.[3]

One of the three bottles of the world's oldest champagne, a Perrier-Jouët (vintage 1825) was opened and tasted in 2009.[4]

The correct pronunciation of the label is [pɛʁje ʒuɛt]: the two dots on the e of Jouet mean that the next letter t should be pronounced (but softly, like wet).[5][6]

Perrier-Jouët in Avenue de Champagne.


  1. ^ Juhlin, Richard (2002). Tretusen Champagner (in Swedish). Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. p. 224. ISBN 91-46-20022-3. 
  2. ^ Perrier-Jouët winery 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Tom, ed. (2005). The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia (4th Edition). Dorling Kindersley. p. 182. ISBN 0-7513-3740-4. 
  4. ^ Julian Joyce (20 March 2009). "World's oldest champagne opened". BBC News Online. 
  5. ^ Baveret, Frédérique. "Pronunciation". 
  6. ^ personal e-mail: "We are pleased to confirm that, having two dots on the "e", the next letter "t " should be pronounced. You have to say perrier zhou-ette. Yours faithfully, Frédérique BAVERET, VIP & Hospitality Manager, Champagne Perrier-Jouët"

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