The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (MP3 CD)
Indie Next ListNovember 2008
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 a cultural historian, biographer, and passionate student of wine and food culture. A member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, she divides her time between the California wine country and Maine, where she is an assistant professor of English at Colby College. Susan Ericksen is an actress who performs on stage and television. An Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Susan has recorded many audiobooks, including Naked in Death by J. D. Robb and Savannah Blue by Mary Kay Andrews.
Praise for The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It…
"Narrative history that fizzes with life and feeling." ---Benjamin Wallace, author of the New York Times bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar