A rich legacy of female innovation

It is thanks to a young 19th-century French widow that Champagne was developed into the world-class, sparkling drink that it is today

20th May, 2018
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The Veuve Clicquot vineyards in Verzenay, Champagne

The impact of a long line of brilliant female owners and innovators in Champagne made it a beacon of enlightened business practice and anti-patriarchal thinking in the wine world, and beyond.

The pioneering women in Champagne not only broke moulds and social norms, they also invented vital new techniques, pioneered new creations and completely altered the path of the business of wine.

From Louise Pommery of Champagne Pommery who gave the world the Brut, dry...

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