Celebrating Mother’s Day with the Great Women of Champagne

May 07 11:05 2019 Print This Article

On CTV’s The Social yesterday, we chatted about the top Champagnes made by women for Mother’s Day. (Click on the arrow above to play the video.) They were all young women whose families owned the great champagne houses at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. When they lost their husbands to war or illness, they didn’t sell the businesses or remarry. They took control of the chateaus to produce some of the most prestigious wines in the world. In an era when few women were in business at all, these women headed what were, at the time, some […]

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Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is an accredited sommelier who operates one of the largest wine sites on the web. She was named the World’s Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards, and is the only person to have won both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Her first book, Red, White, and Drunk All Over, was chosen the Best Wine Literature Book at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Her work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Conde Nast Traveler, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, among others. Natalie is a Rhodes Scholarship finalist and champion Scottish Highland dancer.

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