Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Rheims” in chapter 44 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...ty, I believe, for though Rheims, the centre of the champagne district, had its cellars well stocked, yet most of them being owned by German firms, they received every protection.
The land about Rheims is of a white, chalky character, and very poor, but having been terraced and enriched with fertilizers, it produces the champagne grape in such abundance that the region, once considered valueless, a...
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