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The Widow Clicquot : The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled it - Tilar J. Mazzeo

The Widow Clicquot

The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled it


Published: 1st April 2010
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Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour, style, and luxury. In "The Widow Clicquot," Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life--for the first time--the fascinating woman behind the iconic yellow label: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, who, after her husband's death, defied convention by assuming the reins of the fledgling wine business they had nurtured together. Steering the company through dizzying political and financial reversals, she became one of the world's first great businesswomen and one of the richest women of her time.

As much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered woman, "The Widow Clicquot" is the captivating true story of a legend and a visionary.

"The Widow Clicquot, Tilar J. Mazzeo's sweeping oenobiography of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, is the story of a woman who was a smashing success long before anyone conceptualized the glass ceiling."--New York Times Book Review

Prologuep. xi
Child of the Revolution, Child of the Champagnep. 1
Wedding Vows and Family Secretsp. 11
Champagne Dreamsp. 24
Anonymity in Their Bloodp. 36
Crafting the Cuvéep. 49
The Champagne Widowp. 60
Partner and Apprenticep. 70
Alone at the Brink of Ruinp. 84
War and the Widow's Triumphp. 100
A Comet over Russia: The Vintage of 1811p. 113
The Industrialist's Daughterp. 121
The Wine Aristocratsp. 130
Flirting with Disasterp. 143
The Champagne Empirep. 155
La Grande Damep. 166
The Queen of Reimsp. 178
Afterwordp. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 193
Notesp. 195
Selected Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780061288586
ISBN-10: 0061288586
Series: P.S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.24