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The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It


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agnesjames, January 25, 2010 (view all comments by agnesjames)
Forgive me, for I am an unabashed fan of champagne, French or otherwise, but reading The Widow Clicquot has me convinced it's hight time to cash in the bonds and go back to France to tour this incredible region. What a woman she was to persist against all odds - against commercial failure and financial ruin, always teetering on a perilous political tightrope - but what a story to lure us to the roots of this beautiful beverage that makes any party a fiesta, any celebration a fete internationale!
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itpdx, April 7, 2009 (view all comments by itpdx)
The author, Tilar Mazzeo, takes the pieces of the slim biography that has come to us of the Widow Clicquot and fills in the history of France, and champagne and the industrialization of winemaking to give us the story of a remarkable woman. Mazzeo writes with an energy and liveliness that compliments her subject.
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The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
Mazzeo, Tilar J.
Mazzeo, Tilar
by Tilar Mazzeo
by Tilar Mazzeo
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Historical - General
Champagne (Wine) -- History.
Clicquot-Ponsardin, Barbe-Nicole
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9 x 6 x 0.97 in 15.2 oz

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Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
History and Social Science » Europe » France » 1815 to 1871

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Product details 288 pages Collins Business - English 9780061288562 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Widow Clicquot is someone we should all know about....Long a shadowy, legend-obscured figure, in Tilar Mazzeo's agile hands the widow sheds her weeds and takes form before our eyes as a distinctly modern entrepreneur....The result is narrative history that fizzes with life and feeling."
"Review" by , "Mazzeo's tale moves swiftly through Barbe-Nicole's many accomplishments, including her method for storing bottles nose-down — an innovation that allowed the second fermentation detritus to be cleared efficiently, setting her far ahead of her competitors."
"Synopsis" by , The Widow Clicquot brings to life the woman behind the famous champagne label — a daring and determined entrepreneur who, newly widowed during the chaotic years of the French revolution, assumes the reins of the fledgling wine business she and her husband had started.
"Synopsis" by , The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.
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