Moët & Chandon is the largest champagne house in the world. Its beginning was in 1743, when it was founded by the winemaker Claude Moët. But it was his grandson, Jean-Rémy Moët, who presented the beverage to the world for the first time, and turned it into a commercial success. Among the rest, Rémy Moët presented the family's champagne to the most important figures of that period, such as Marquise de Pompadour and even Napoleon himself. These fell in love with the exquisite sparkling wine, and contributed much to its publicity.