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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

Description


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, an Audie Award and "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has recorded many audiobooks, including "Naked in Death" by J. D. Robb.

Praise For…


"Narrative history that fizzes with life and feeling." ---Benjamin Wallace, author of the New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400161706
ISBN-10: 1400161703
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: April 2009
Language: English