remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is often considered
the first businesswoman of the modern era. Née
Nicole-Barbe Ponsardin, she was widowed in 1805 at the
age of 27. Veuve Clicquot ( Veuve means widow in French)
defied every convention of the day to take the helm
of her late husband's small Champagne house. She enlisted
help wisely, took astute risks and made important technological
innovations (including the invention of remuage or riddling),
leading the House to world renown. One of her most significant
triumphs was sending a secret shipment of her Champagne
to Russia in 1814 in defiance of Napoleon's blockade--a
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1772 Philippe Clicquot-Muiron founded
a wine merchant's business under the name of Clicquot.
1798 His son, François, married Nicole Barbe
1805 Madame Clicquot was widowed at the age of 27 and
took over the business.
1814 Veuve Clicquot champagne conquered Russia.
1866 Madame Clicquot died at the age of 89.
1972 Bicentenary of the House. First vintage of La Grande
Dame, in homage to Madame Clicquot.
1987 Veuve Clicquot joined the L.V.M.H. group.
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about each champagne style.
Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV
Clicquot Vintage Réserve
Clicquot La Grande Dame
Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé
Clicquot Rosé Réserve