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Author Mazzeo, Tilar J.

Title The widow Clicquot [sound recording]: the story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it [Hoopla electronic resource] / Tilar J. Mazzeo.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Susan Ericksen.
Summary Veuve 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Clicquot-Ponsardin, Barbe-Nicole, 1777-1866.
Vintners -- France -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Businesswomen -- France -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Champagne (Wine) -- History. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Ericksen, Susan.
hoopla digital.
Added Title Story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it
Champagne empire and the woman who ruled it
ISBN 9781400191703 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
140019170X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10756934
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