A few centuries ago, at the dawn of the French Revolution, one women changed the world of champagne and in turn the world of wine forever.
Nicole-Barbe Ponsardin, better known as the Veuve Clicquot, revolutionized the champagne trade, invented the riddling technique and sought brand identity by selling her wines with the iconic orange cap. Since then, from Burgundy to Alsace to Australia, women have shaken up the traditional man’s world of wine.
Here are some of those trailblazing women and the wines they made famous.
— Christina Zapel, Snooth