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... See also History of Champagne#From the late 19th century to modern day Prior to the development of the Échelle des Crus systems, the Champagne industry functioned on a business dynamic that heavily ... and time consuming endeavor, most vine growers did not have the means or finances to produce Champagne themselves ... So instead they would sell their grapes to the Champagne houses who would produce the wines ...
... The popularity of Grower Champagne is a relatively recent phenomenon ... Since the 18th century, Champagne houses have dominated the business dynamic in the region ... These private houses or negociants would buy grapes from the owners of several vineyards to blend and make Champagne ...
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