This month, we are honouring and amplifying female voices that drive culture and change in the alcohol industry by bringing to you some untold stories and exclusive content of women who have played a huge role in developing and contributing to the success of alcohol brands around the world. Pioneering this change and playing catalyst to a male dominate industry was the legendary 'Madame Clicquot' whose story has inspired many women over decades.
Barbe Ponsardin - Madame Clicquot - Veuve Clicquot – La Grande Dame of Champagne, no matter which name you know her by, you surely know of her audacious and intelligent character that helped build Veuve Clicquot as a brand of the finest champagne. When her husband died in 1805, she took over the reins of the House of Clicquot, at a young age of just 27 years, Madame Clicquot became one of the first businesswomen of the modern times, setting an example and inspiring many around her.
In 1818, Madame Clicquot creates the first known blended Rosé Champagne ever that you can enjoy and share today for its liveliness and burst of fruits.
In an era when women were excluded from the business world, she dared to assume the head of the company, a role she undertook with passion and determination. She believed that Champagne is a wine of legends. The entire history of the Veuve Clicquot House is marked by mythical wines, all of which respect the demand for quality that was the force that drove Madame Clicquot. Keeping true to this heritage till date, the House continues to preach the highest quality and is proud of its motto: "Only one quality, the finest".