Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

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By (author) Don Kladstrup, By (author) Petie Kladstrup

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 26 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 006073793X
  • ISBN 13: 9780060737931
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 76,105

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Throughout history, waves of invaders have coveted the northeast corner of France: Attila the Hun in the fifth century, the English in the Hundred Years War, the Prussians in the nineteenth century. Yet this region - which historians say has suffered more battles and wars than any other place on earth - is also the birthplace of one thing the entire world equates with good times, friendship and celebration: champagne. Champagne is the story of the world's favourite wine. It tells how a sparkling beverage that became the toast of society during the Belle Epoque emerged after World War I as a global icon of fine taste and good living. The book celebrates the gutsy, larger-than-life characters whose proud determination nurtured and preserved the land and its grapes throughout centuries of conflict.

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Compelling a lovingly written ode to this incomparable, festive wine. --New York Newsday on Champagne