Champagne Charlie : the Frenchman who taught Americans to love champagne
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Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2021].
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9781640123946
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xvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2021].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781640123946
UPC
40030755955

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271) and index.
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"Champagne Charlie tells the history of champagne and the thrilling tale of how the go-to celebratory drink of our time made its way to the United States, thanks to the controversial figure of Charles "Champagne Charlie" Heidsieck"--,Provided by publisher.
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"Champagne Charlie tells the story of a dashing young Frenchman, Charles Heidsieck, who introduced hard-drinking Americans to champagne in the mid-nineteenth century and became famously known as Champagne Charlie. Ignoring critics who warned that America was a dangerous place to do business, Heidsieck plunged right in, considering it "the land of opportunity" and succeeding there beyond his wildest dreams. Those dreams, however, became a nightmare when the Civil War erupted and he was imprisoned and nearly executed after being charged with spying for the Confederacy. Only after the Lincoln administration intervened was Heidsieck's life saved, but his champagne business had gone bankrupt and was virtually dead. Then, miraculously, Heidsieck unexpectedly became owner of nearly half the city of Denver, the fastest-growing city in the West. By selling the land, Heidsieck was eventually able to resurrect his business to its former glory. For all its current-day glamour, effervescence, and association with the high life, champagne had a lackluster start. It was pale red in color, insipid in taste, and completely flat. In fact, champagne-makers, including the legendary Dom Perignon, fought strenuously to eliminate bubbles. Champagne's success can be traced back to King Louis XV and his mistress Madame de Pompadour, Napoleon Bonaparte, countless wars and prohibitions, and, most important to the United States, Charles Heidsieck.Champagne Charlie tells the history of champagne and the thrilling tale of how the go-to celebratory drink of our time made its way to the United States, thanks to the controversial figure of Heidsieck"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kladstrup, D., & Kladstrup, P. (2021). Champagne Charlie: the Frenchman who taught Americans to love champagne . Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kladstrup, Don and Petie, Kladstrup. 2021. Champagne Charlie: The Frenchman Who Taught Americans to Love Champagne. Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kladstrup, Don and Petie, Kladstrup. Champagne Charlie: The Frenchman Who Taught Americans to Love Champagne Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kladstrup, Don,, and Petie Kladstrup. Champagne Charlie: The Frenchman Who Taught Americans to Love Champagne Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2021.

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