The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (MP3 CD)
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November 2008 Indie Next List
“The story of how -- in 1800s France -- this brave and cunning woman emerged from small-time broker to dominate the international luxury market is intoxicating. Mazzeo's prose is appropriately effervescent as she explores the secrets and science of wine making and the numerous factors that contributed to champagne becoming the world's most powerful symbol of celebration and the good life. A toast to Mazzeo for capturing the essence of a radical life -- cheers!”
— Melba Major, Square Books, Oxford, MS
The story of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, showed the world how to live with style, and emerged a legend.
About the Author
Tilar J. Mazzeo is the author of numerous works of cultural history and biography, including the New York Times bestselling The Widow Clicquot, The Secret of Chanel No. 5, and nearly two dozen other books, articles, essays, and reviews on wine, travel, and the history of luxury. The Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English at Colby College, she divides her time between coastal Maine, Paris, and New York City.
Susan Ericksen is an actor and a voice-over artist. She has recorded over sixty audiobooks by such authors as Nora Roberts, Alice Hoffman, Nadine Gordimer, Stuart Woods, and Charlotte Bronte. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.
"Narrative history that fizzes with life and feeling." ---Benjamin Wallace, author of the New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar