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La Grande Dame

Dernière mise à jour : 30 mai 2020

“the world is in perpetual motion, and we must invent the things of tomorrow. one must go before others, be determined and exacting, and let your intelligence direct your life. act with audacity.” barbe-nicole ponsardin clicquot

For International Women’s Day, we look back on how Madame Clicquot tirelessly conquered new markets ultimately becoming an audacious leader of her time.

After the tragic passing of her husband in October 1805, Madame Clicquot used her tenacious character to convince her father-in-law to let her manage the business, despite being a new widow with a three-year-old daughter. As a true pioneer, she pushed forward with her  keen innovative eye for production and driving the evolution of her products. One of her most notable inventions was the riddling rack; a studied structure  allowing for a more efficient aging  process responsible for the quality of the Champagne, still widely used around the world. Opportunistic and tough, the young widow transformed the small house into a global empire.

Read the full story on Dress To Kill Magazine

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