The Widow Clicquot : The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled it Paperback
Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour and style, with tribute paid everywhere from Lord Byron to Casablanca.
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?
Newly widowed, she assumed the reins of the fledgling wine business she and her husband started, steering it through huge political and financial reversals to succeed as a single woman in a man's world.
Visitors flocked to see this cultural icon and taste the vintages she imbued with magic.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, black & white illustrations, maps
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 15/10/2009
- Category: Biography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9780061288586