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Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It | Tilar J Mazzeo
Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour, style, and luxury. 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, who, after her husband's death, defied convention by assuming the reins of the fledgling wine business they had nurtured together. 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. 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 the captivating true story of a legend and a visionary."
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CrowCAH
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It‘s going to be a movie! 🎥 🍾 🥂 🍇

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tpixie
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#12booksOf2022 #July

This nonfiction book (with some speculative fiction too) of a woman who built a champagne empire was interesting.
A companion book was the novel
Champagne Widows: First Woman of Champagne: Veuve Clicquot by Rebecca Rosenberg

Larkken I learned about her in this, separate book and her story really stuck with me. Fascinating! 2y
tpixie @Larkken oh! Thanks! I‘ll stack that one! 2y
Andrew65 A very different choice. 2y
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tpixie
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I‘m loving learning the facts about champagne in this book but as @CarolynM has mentioned, there is a lot of speculation about The Widow Clicquot herself in this book for it to be labeled as a non-fiction biography. After this book I‘ll read as a companion piece, the historical fiction book Champagne Widows by Rebecca Rosenberg. I saw her talk at Adventures by the Book Super Book 3 event in San Diego earlier this year
#Paris #France 🇫🇷

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CrowCAH
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#SciFiSeptember #Upgrade

Upgrade your sparkling wine to this authentic bubbly, which can be called Champagne, because it‘s made in that region of France; the birthplace of champagne in Champagne!

Klou ❤📚 4y
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CrowCAH
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#Mellow #BoundTogetherJune

As Champagne ages it mellows and is free from harsh taste.

KarouBlue Loved this book! 4y
OriginalCyn620 I love champagne and this is my favorite! 🍾 4y
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CrowCAH @MellieAntoinette same here, very informative! 4y
CrowCAH @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I ❤️ me some wine and bubbly too! 4y
CrowCAH @OriginalCyn620 you‘ve had it?! After reading this book, I wanted to purchase a bottle, but it‘s quite the investment. Perhaps once stay home stay safe has lifted, in celebration of freedom! 4y
OriginalCyn620 @CrowCAH Oh yeah! When me and my mom go to NYC, it‘s the champagne we prefer when it‘s an option. Me and my husband also had a bottle this past NYE even though we just stayed at home. 4y
CrowCAH @OriginalCyn620 that is soo cool! 🍾 4y
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CrowCAH
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Pickpick

Finished this #Audiobook.

It was neat learning about the champagne business and how it evolved over the years.

Since the author was a woman who was interested in the Widow Clicquot, she then went on a research trip, and this book is the result. I didn‘t like how the author assigned thoughts and feelings to the Widow, which that woman might not have felt.

Still an engaging story.

Champagne 🍾 anyone?

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CrowCAH
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#whichonewednesday

1. #Audiobook
2. #Romance
3. This one is tough, because I drink these two, but not coffee. But I‘ll go with Hot Chocolate!

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CarolynM
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Pickpick

The story of the creation of the Veuve Cliquot champagne brand presented as a biography of the the woman who founded it, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Cliquot. I was interested in the information about the Champagne district and the origins of the modern drink, but there wasn't really enough information available to make it truly satisfying as a biography. Too much speculation about what B-N may or may not have been thinking.
#Booked2020 #WineorWhine

LeahBergen Veuve. Yum! 😆😆 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice choice for this prompt! 4y
Ruthiella I find it irritating when there‘s too much speculation in nonfiction too! Stick to the facts! 😀 4y
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tpixie @Ruthiella @CarolynM I‘m reading this now. I‘m only on Chapter 2, but I‘ve seen what you mean. I wonder how shorter the book would have been without it!? From what I understand, after listening to authors of historical fiction, I think the reason there is more speculation in this book is because history didn‘t record women‘s accomplishments, only men‘s. Also, womans‘ diaries, if existed, were more likely to be destroyed than mens‘. 2y
tpixie After this, I‘ll be reading the novel 2y
CarolynM @tpixie It was an interesting book, but I would have preferred less speculation or a full on fictionalised biography. The novel sounds good. I might look out for it🙂 2y
tpixie @CarolynM yes, I understand. It is distracting. 2y
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SW-T
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📚The Widow Cliqout (tagged)
🎶 Champagne Life, Ne-Yo
🎥 The Seven Year Itch

#ManicMonday @JoScho

tpixie I‘m reading this now, then will read 2y
SW-T @tpixie 🙂 Champagne Windows sounds interesting! 2y
tpixie @SW-T yes!! I‘m sad to see I cannot find the audio of that so I‘m gonna have to get an e-book and read it. I audio so much faster than read! 2y
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NickNelson07
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Just off to a relaxing read at the summit of Pike‘s Peak in Colorado. #widoeclicquot #pikespeak #notchampagne

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Ncostell
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Pickpick

This was an interesting read about the inspiring Barbe-Nicole Clicquot also known as the Widow (or Veuve) Clicquot. She turned a struggling business into an empire throughout challenging times in European history and during a time when few women held such positions. The fact that her champagne is still being enjoyed today is a testament to her ingenuity and determination.

KJHowe And I am most grateful for her success 6y
Ncostell @KJHowe Yes, I am grateful as well! 6y
SledgeReader I had no idea! 6y
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UnabridgedTomes
The Widow Clicquot | Tilar J. Mazzeo
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When you leave your champagne in the freezer too long, you get a champagne slushie. Which is to say, you should make a point to leave your champagne in just a liddy too long. (Too too long and it‘ll explode, so it‘s a delicate balance, but worth it)

tpixie Page 25! Drinking it as a cold slush is how champagne was originally served! 2y
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EricaCurtis11
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This is technically non-fiction but is based largely on speculation due to the non-existence of historical records about Barbe-Nicole Cliquot Ponsardin's life. You will read so many sentences that begin with "it's likely,", "she must have", and "perhaps", so I'm counting it as #foodiefiction. I learned a lot about the champagne making process though! ??? #readJanuary

ReadingEnvy Yes the research is a bit... thin!! 7y
tpixie @CarolynM & @Ruthiella also commented about the speculation 2y
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KerriNTurner
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#readjanuary #atopicyoudliketoknowmoreabout Found this book quite by chance. I had no idea Veuve Clicquot champagne became the brand it is today because of a woman. One of the first great businesswomen, she definitely deserves learning more about. Can't wait to read this! #nonfiction #biography

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