Tilar Mazzeo’s The Widow Clicquot: the History of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It is scheduled to be published in 2008. “This is to be a popular biography of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, the woman behind the prominent champagne label who, in the course of the tumultuous years of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, assumed control of the Clicquot company and ended up one of the richest and most celebrated women in 19th-century Europe.”‘