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    DescriptionVeuve 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? In "The Widow Clicquot," Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life for the first time the fascinating woman behind the iconic yellow label: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. A young witness to the dramatic events of 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. Steering the company through dizzying political and financial reversals, she became one of the world's first great businesswomen and one of the richest women of her time. Although the Widow Clicquot is still a legend in her native France, her story has never been told in all its richness--until now. Painstakingly researched and elegantly written, "The Widow Clicquot" provides a glimpse into the life of a woman who arranged clandestine and perilous champagne deliveries to Russia one day and entertained Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte on another. She was 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. Her legacy lives on today, not simply through the famous product that still bears her name, but now through Mazzeo's finely crafted book. As much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered woman, "The Widow Clicquot" is utterly intoxicating.

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    The Widow Clicquot
    The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tilar J. Mazzeo, Narrator Susan Ericksen
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400141708
    ISBN 10: 1400141702

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: BGB, WBXD1
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: KNDF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    B&T Approval Code: A15202030
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71544000
    DC22: 338.7663224092, 641.2/224092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO003000
    LC classification: TP547.C55 M39 2009B
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, KND, WBXD1, DNBB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDF
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    20 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Tilar J. Mazzeo, an assistant professor of English at Colby College, is a cultural historian, biographer, and passionate student of wine and food culture. Susan Ericksen, an Audie Award and "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has recorded many audiobooks, including "Naked in Death" by J. D. Robb.
    Review quote
    ""Narrative history that fizzes with life and feeling."" ---Benjamin Wallace, author of the New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar