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Champagne Charlie was a legendary character; the son of Charles-Henri Heidsieck, himself the nephew of Florens-Louis Heidsieck, she the co-founder of Piper Heidsieck. The tales of heroics run throughout Charlie's family. His father went down in history for his antics in 1811, storming into Moscow ahead of Napoleon on his galloping white stallion, cases of Champagne at the ready to celebrate. It didn't matter the victor to Charles-Henri, he was there to celebrate and sell some wine! Charlie had that same salesmanship. He popularized real Champagne in America for the first time after forming his eponymous firm in 1851. New York lit up; banquets, balls and parties galore celebrating the man they affectionately named "Champagne Charlie." Modern-day celebrations are just as festive, especially if you're pouring the Brut Rosé Reserve. Bottle aged for more than three years, it's a complex, decadent bubbly. Heidsieck's Brut Reserve benefits from that same bottle aging, its deeply complex notes of toast and stone fruits making a true category crusher. Can't go wrong with Champagne Charlie; fame and history on your side.