Here is a microscopic view of champagne in all its icy blues and deep reds. The history of champagne is just as complex. Champagne was invented in 17th century France by a Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon. Dom Perignon was made business manager of Champagne's Abbey at Hautvillers, where he worked for the next 47 years. Initially he worked to eliminate the bubbles from wine, which were considered “a serious wine flaw” at the time. Instead, he created a lighter, more flavorful white wine infused with bubbles.