• 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 (Paperback) By (author) Don & Petie Kladstrup

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    DescriptionThe authors of the international bestseller Wine & War reveal the fascinating history of champagne, from the 13th century to today. The Champagne region in northern France has suffered more battles than any other place on earth but it is also the birthplace of one of the world's favourite drinks. How did a sparkling wine born out of bloodshed and misery become the ultimate symbol of celebration and allure? Award-winning authors Don and Petie Kladstrup introduce us to a list of fascinating characters, including the drink's fabled inventor Dom Perignon, the Sun King Louis XIV and the Emperor Napoleon. They tell of champagne's darkest hours during World War I, when the region's population hid underground in the caves that have protected the precious bottles for centuries - and of how champagne's popularity only increased after the War ended. Above all, we meet the local wine producers for whom champagne is not only their livelihood, but also the soul of their nation.


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    Title
    Champagne
    Subtitle
    How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Don & Petie Kladstrup
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 498 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780732282868
    ISBN 10: 0732282861
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.4
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD1
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    DC22: 641.2224
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins,Australia
    Publication date
    30 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New South Wales