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Don and Petie Kladstrup are former journalists who have written extensively about wine and France for numerous publications. Don, a winner of three Emmys and numerous other awards, was a foreign correspondent for ABC and CBS television news. Petie, an Overseas Press Club winner, was a newspaper journalist and more recently protocol officer for the U.S. ambassador to UNESCO. The Kladstrups divide their time between Paris and Normandy.
Best read with a glass of cold Champagne in hand!
Don and Petie Kladstrup's new book, "Champagne", is a serious but lively romp through the history of champagne...champagne, the drink and Champagne, the region.
The authors presented so much factually wrong, unsupported information and claims that I finally decided I could not justify spending more time reading it.
This book kept up and night and made we wake up early to read it. About the history of the people that made champagne what it is.Published 3 months ago by Ethan
this was a wine book club purchase and we taste the champagne and wines of the region... it was a fun and interesting book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by kym kronschnabel
I was expecting a modern History but enjoyed the travel back to Attila the Hun days. Champagne the sparkling wine was a recent beverage of the Champagne wine region of France. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Older than some
My daughter loved this books and she was really thrilled that I found this for her! Great drink and great historyPublished 13 months ago by Melanie Oldach
A truely amazing history for both the area, the people and the drink.
I now agree with their claim that only wine grown and produced there may use the name "Champagne"
This is an excellent book. Not only does it make you want to drink more champagne but you appreciate all the effort and history of this glorious beverage!Published on March 15, 2012 by Teacher
To give a bottle of champagne is nice but why not give a great book and easy read on the role of champagne during wartimes in Europe.Published on March 5, 2012 by T. Corrigall
"Champagne" by Don and Petie Kladstrup is a brief and lively rendering of the history of the world's favorite white wine and its relationship to the history of France. Read morePublished on June 4, 2009 by Michael C. Tighe
Since the reviews seem to be divided into love or hate for this book, I figured I'd add my two cents. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Beth Fioritto