The Widow Clicquot – The story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it

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This beautiful book offers an unpublished oenobiography of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin – the woman who is still known today as “the Grande Dame of Champagne”.
An extraordinary businesswoman who was, among many other things, the first woman to run a Champagne house. We owe her the first rosé champagne in history, and this book aims to reveal the essence of Veuve Clicquot’s audacity.

Author: Tilar Mazzeo

Publishing House: Harper Collins USA

Publication Date: November 2008

Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour and style, with tribute paid everywhere from Lord Byron to Casablanca. But who was this young widow – the ‘Veuve’ – Clicquot, whose champagne sparkled at the courts of France, Britain, and Russia, and how did she rise to celebrity and fortune? This is a biography of a uniquely tempered woman.