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Champagne Baby

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Champagne Baby by Laure Dugas
May 03, 2016 | ISBN 9781101884645

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Library Journal best memoir pick
Winner of the Northern California Book Festival Award

“A compulsive read filled with keen observations and sharp descriptions of place and culture—a modern, exuberant tale of two cities and discovery.”Mireille Guiliano, #1 New York Times bestselling author of French Women Don’t Get Fat
“Dugas’s story of being a recent university student and eager to jump at life’s chances will resonate with audiences both young and old, wine aficionados and newcomers.”Library Journal (starred review)

“It is nearly impossible to read Dugas’s charming, heartfelt memoir and not feel a little effervescent. Champagne Baby is a tender coming-of-age story set in an oenophile’s playground. Her Franco-American spirit—marked with new traditions like champagne on Thanksgiving—combines the best of the Old and New worlds. Champagne Baby is, like the best bottle of wine, fun and complex, sensual and smart, and totally satisfying.”—Hannah Howard, columnist, “Scoop du Jour”
“An enticing story that evolves and ventures into unexpected directions and nourishes a result that Dugas had never imagined.”—Richard Vine, PhD, author of The Curious World of Wine
“[A] delightful memoir . . . [Dugas] entertainingly reflects on what she learned about herself, her family’s wine business, and wines in general while living in the U.S.”—Kirkus Reviews

“With youthful curiosity and an adventuresome spirit, Dugas recounts her experiences leaving her Parisian family, friends, and boyfriend behind to improve her skills in the English language. . . . Thrust into a myriad of new experiences, she finds her way in a story as captivating as finding a new beloved wine. . . . This insightful memoir has the capacity to inspire and charm the novice wine drinker while also reinforcing and reminding the well-seasoned palate of the romance, the seduction of wine.”Booklist

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