Champagne

How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

by Don Kladstrup, Petie Kladstrup

On Sale: 11/28/2006

Champagne

How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

by Don Kladstrup, Petie Kladstrup

On Sale: 11/28/2006

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About the Book

Throughout history, waves of invaders have coveted the northeast corner of France: Attila the Hun in the fifth century, the English in the Hundred Years War, the Prussians in the nineteenth century. Yet this region – which historians say has suffered more battles and wars than any other place on earth – is also the birthplace of one thing the entire world equates with good times, friendship and celebration: champagne.

Champagne is the story of the world's favourite wine. It tells how a sparkling beverage that became the toast of society during the Belle Epoque emerged after World War I as a global icon of fine taste and good living. The book celebrates the gutsy, larger–than–life characters whose proud determination nurtured and preserved the land and its grapes throughout centuries of conflict.

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Critical Praise

“Compelling… a lovingly written ode to this incomparable, festive wine.” - New York Newsday on Champagne

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060737931
  • ISBN 10: 006073793X
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits

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