The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It

Category: Book
By (author): Mazzeo, Tilar J.
Series: P.s.
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Gourmand World Cookbook Award Best Single Subject Book in English
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.68in
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From The Publisher*

The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style.

Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.

From The Publisher*The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.
Review Quote*"Joan of Arc and Madame Clicquot were the two women heroes I knew when growing up in France. What a gift to have this new, well-researched biography of one of the world's first ‘legitimate' businesswoman, our contemporary as a global business leader."
Review Quote*"The Widow Clicquot is someone we should all know about.... Long a shadowy, legend-obscured figure, in Tilar Mazzeo's agile hands the widow sheds her weeds and takes form before our eyes as a distinctly modern entrepreneur....The result is narrative history that fizzes with life and feeling."
Review Quote*"Told in a light and graceful style that is just right for its subject…. [I]t's a fascinating trip, made even more so by Ms. Mazzeo's charming cameo appearances as a kind of tour guide…. This example of Barbe-Nicole's voice is exceptional…an intoxicating business biography."
Review Quote*"The Widow Clicquot, Tilar J. Mazzeo's sweeping oenobiography of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, is the story of a woman who was a smashing success long before anyone conceptualized the glass ceiling."
Review Quote*"Mazzeo's resulting book is an enticing stew of biography and history."
Review Quote*"If you like champagne, "The Widow Clicquot" by Tilar J. Mazzeo is definitely worth a drink."
Review Quote*"Tilar J. Mazzeo's informed and enlightening biography of Madame Clicquot, the widow and, more important, the businesswoman, retrieves her vintage story as if looking for a rare bottle in one of the Champagne region's deepest caves."
Review Quote*"This book is full of fascinating morsels of information."