Champagne Widows with Rebecca Rosenberg @ Be Bubbly Napa

Napa Bookmine joins author Rebecca Rosenberg on Tuesday, May 24th at 5PM for a book discussion and Veuve Cliquot tasting at Be Bubbly Napa! We'll be chatting about Rebecca's book Champagne Widows, the captivating story of the 25-year-old widow who battled pandemics, mental illness, wars, sexist laws, and Napoleon to forge her champagne empire.

This is an in-person event. Tickets include admission and a Veuve Cliquot tasting. We will have books for sale onsite at the event.

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ABOUT CHAMPAGNE WIDOWS: FIRST WIDOW OF CHAMPAGNE, VEUVE CLIQUOT

Champagne, France, 1800. Twenty-year-old Barbe-Nicole inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker. Determined to use Le Nez to make great champagne, she learns her childhood sweetheart, Fran ois Clicquot, wants to start a winery and marries him despite his mental illness.

Her husband's tragic death forces her to become Veuve (Widow) Clicquot and grapple with a domineering partner, the complexities of making champagne, and six Napoleon wars, which cripple her ability to sell champagne. When she falls in love with her sales manager, Louis Bohne, who asks her to marry, she must choose between losing her winery to her husband, as dictated by Napoleon Code, or losing Louis.

In the ultimate showdown, Veuve Clicquot risks imprisonment and even death, defying Napoleon himself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Rosenberg is an award-winning novelist, champagne geek, and lavender farmer. Rebecca first fell in love with methode champenoise in Sonoma Valley, California. Over decades of delicious research, she has explored the wine cellars of France, Spain, Italy, and California in search of fine champagne. When Rebecca discovered the real-life stories of the Champagne Widows of France, she knew she’d dedicate years to telling the stories of these remarkable women who made champagne the worldwide phenomenon it is today. Rebecca is a champagne historian, tour guide, and champagne cocktail expert for Breathless Wines. Other award-winning novels include The Secret Life of Mrs. London, Gold Digger, the Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor, and Lavender Fields of America.

 

 

Event address: 
Be Bubbly Napa
1407 2nd Street
Napa, CA 94559
Books: 
Champagne Widows Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781732969919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lion Heart Publishing - March 1st, 2022

Champagne, France, 1800. Twenty-year-old Barbe-Nicole inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker. Determined to use Le Nez to make great champagne, she learns her childhood sweetheart, Fran ois Clicquot, wants to start a winery and marries him despite his mental illness.