In the wake of the French Revolution, Madame Clicquot became a widow and single mother at age 27. But widowhood also gave her social permission to run her own business. And she started building a champagne empire and a legacy.
- Tilar Mazzeo, assistant professor of English at Colby College, author of The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
- Mireille Guiliano, spokesperson for Champagne Veuve Clicquot, CEO of Clicquot in New York, author of "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure"