Champagne has a long and rich history full of divine stories and epic tales that are almost unbelievable. Here is a list of fascinating and fantastical champagne stories that are sure to give you bubbly feelings inside!
1. Bursting Bubbles: A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers
This novel is the sequel to the best-selling novel Wine & War that detailed the harrowing and amazing story of the extraordinary measures wine makers took to protect their cherished crops and bottles after France fell to the Germans in 1940.
From the battle of Attila the Hun in the Côte des Bar in the fifth century, all the way through to WWII, the Champagne region has been constantly devastated by war. Yet, this has turned the champenois into some of the most resilient people to walk the earth, and from adversity they built the world's most recognised wine.
2. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
Arguably one of the most synonymous names with champagne in history, this evocative story tells the tale of a young, visionary built her champagne empire through adversity and tumultuous times. She did so with effortless grace and
style, leaving a mark on the world that is still greatly felt today.
This read will not disappoint! It is a portal into the past and a story of female triumph and passion in a world that was dominated by men.
3. Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War
The region of Champagne, tucked into the north-east corner of France has been coveted by many throughout history. Historians say that this region has suffered more wars and battles than any other place on earth: Attila the Hun in the fifth century, the English in the Hundred Years War, the Prussians in the nineteenth century. However, it remains the birthplace of the a universally recognised beacon of friendship and celebration: champagne.
This novel is a celebration of the world's favourite wine and its storied past. Detailing how it became the toast of the Belle Epoque era, triumphed over World War One and is preserved by the quiet and persistent determination of supreme characters who continue to nurture its land.