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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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 006073793X
  • 9780060737931
  • 62,976

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

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