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Author Mazzeo, Tilar J.

Title The widow Clicquot : the story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it / Tilar J. Mazzeo.

Imprint New York : Collins, ©2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. CLICQUOT, B.    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B CLIQUOT-PONSARDIN BARBE-NICOLE M    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-CLICQUOT-PONSARDIN MAZ    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B CLICQUOT-PONSARDIN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG CLIQUOT, BARBE-NICOLE    DUE 02-02-22
 Southington Library - Adult  B CLICQUOT    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B CLICQUOT, BARBE-NICOLE M    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 265 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-254) and index.
Summary Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour, style, and luxury. 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? Cultural historian Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the iconic yellow label: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. A young witness to the French Revolution and a new widow during the chaotic years of the Napoleonic Wars, Barbe-Nicole defied convention by assuming--after her husband's death--the reins of the fledgling wine business they had nurtured, and became one of the world's first great businesswomen and one of the richest women of her time. This book provides a glimpse into the life of a daring and determined entrepreneur, a bold risk taker, and an audacious and intelligent woman who took control of her own destiny when fate left her on the brink of financial ruin.--From publisher description.
Contents Child of the revolution, child of the champagne -- Wedding vows and family secrets -- Champagne dreams -- Anonymity in their blood -- Crafting the cuvée -- The champagne widow -- Partner and apprentice -- Alone at the brink of ruin -- War and the widow's triumph -- A comet over Russia : the vintage of 1811 -- The industrialist's daughter -- The wine aristocrats -- Flirting with disaster -- The champagne empire -- La grande dame -- The queen of Reims.
Subject Clicquot-Ponsardin, Barbe-Nicole, 1777-1866.
Vintners -- France -- Champagne -- Biography.
Businesswomen -- France -- Biography.
Champagne (Wine) -- History.
Clicquot-Ponsardin, Barbe-Nicole, 1777-1866. (OCoLC)fst00144409
Businesswomen. (OCoLC)fst00843013
Champagne (Wine) (OCoLC)fst00851994
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it
Champagne empire and the woman who ruled it
Other Form: Online version: Mazzeo, Tilar J. Widow Clicquot. 1st ed. New York : Collins, ©2008 (OCoLC)606250450
Online version: Mazzeo, Tilar J. Widow Clicquot. 1st ed. New York : Collins, ©2008 (OCoLC)609248118
ISBN 9780061288562 (hardcover)
006128856X (hardcover)
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