Widow Clicquot

Featuring Breathless Sparkling Wine Specials, A Panel Discussion with Local Wine Experts and a Book Signing with Rebecca Rosenberg, author of Champagne Widows to follow 7pm Screening on Friday, July 19

Read Liz Thach’s interview with Widow Clicquot Producer Christina Weiss Lurie HERE

After her husband’s untimely death, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot flouts convention by assuming the reins of the fledgling wine business they had nurtured together.  Steering the company through political and financial reversals, she defies her critics and revolutionizes the champagne industry to become one of the world’s first great businesswomen.

Q&A Panelists for July 19

Dr. Liz Thach, MW:  Professor, Wine Writer & Consultant | President, Wine Market Council | Part-time Wine Instructor, Stanford Continuing Studies | Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Wine & Management, Sonoma State University

Penny Gadd-Coster: Winemaker, Breathless Wines, Healdsburg | Highly acclaimed winemaker who has worked with Rebecca Faust at Rack & Riddle since 2007, brings her nearly 35 years of sought-after experience to Breathless Wines. 

Dawnine Dyer: Vintner, Dyer Vineyards, Calistoga | Dawnine pioneered the art of California sparkling wine production in her 25 years with Domaine Chandon

Rebecca Rosenberg: Author, Champagne Widows

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Running Time 90 min

Genre Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating Rated R

Haley Bennett
Tom Sturridge
Sam Riley

Directed by
Thomas Napper

Written by
Erin Dignam
Christopher Monger