The Widow Clicquot

The Widow Clicquot

ISBN
9780061288586
Pub date
15/10/2009
Imprint
Harper Business
Binding
Paperback
Format
Demy 134x203mm
Extent
304 pages
Price
£10.99
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Book Overview


Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling story 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.

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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