Sparkling wine is fun, it is sexy, it is inherently feminine. Its history is also rich with female leadership. Many of us will chill, pop, and toast with a bottle of bubbly this New Year’s Eve. While I look forward to this most luxurious libation, I cannot sip in celebration without thinking of two women of wine -– Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin and Lily Bollinger.
“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”
— Lily Bollinger