The Widow Clicquot

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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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.

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

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I must say that this book was well researched, and generally quite an easy read for non-fiction. The story of the Widow Clicquot is a fascinating one; as a woman, one could only truly wield power as a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Book Lady - Goodreads

The best part is reading it for a girls book club and having a book talk with some of the spoils from the book. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Tilar J. Mazzeo is the author of numerous works of cultural history and biography, including the New York Times bestselling The Widow Clicquot, The Secret of Chanel No. 5, and nearly two dozen other books, articles, essays, and reviews on wine, travel, and the history of luxury. The Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English at Colby College, she divides her time between coastal Maine, New York City, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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