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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 006073793X
  • 9780060737931
  • 79,088

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

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