trademark name, 1954 (in use from 1936), from monk of that name (1638-1715), blind cellarmaster of the monastery of Hautvilliers near Epernay, France, who was said to have discovered the advantage of corked bottles in fermentation. Dom was a title of authority, from Latin dominus "lord, master" (see domain).
I get 10 bottles of dom perignon Champagne every year from grateful parents thanking me for helping them get through it.
To dom perignon the abbeys well-stocked cellar was a far cheerfuller place than the cell.
It was in the marriage of our wines that their goodness consisted; and this dom perignon towards the end of his days became blind.