The Resource Champagne baby: : how one Parisian learned to love wine--and life--the American way, Laure Dugas, (eaudio)

Champagne baby: : how one Parisian learned to love wine--and life--the American way, Laure Dugas, (eaudio)

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Champagne baby: : how one Parisian learned to love wine--and life--the American way
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Champagne baby:
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how one Parisian learned to love wine--and life--the American way
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Laure Dugas
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eng
Summary
Fresh, charming, and wholly irresistible, Champagne Baby turns a familiar tale on its head: instead of yet another American seeking the French secret to good living, a Frenchwoman finds her purpose-much to her surprise-in America. Laure Dugas is a champagne baby, born into a family of winemakers from two storied regions of France: Champagne and the Rhœne Valley. When Laure was an infant, her mother would dip a finger in wine and dab it on Laure's lips to acclimate her to the taste and aroma. But Laure wants little to do with the family business. It is only at age twenty-three, when her uncle offers to send her to New York City to learn English and represent his wines to the American market, that Laure bids adieu to her boyfriend and begins her journey of discovery. The job, it turns out, is both harder and easier than expected. Laure must speak in a new language about a subject in which she has no expertise. But an experienced wine saleswoman shares the secret for faking it: "Always. Be. French." After all, who could claim to know more about wine than a Frenchwoman? With the pedigree of an expert, even as she feels like a fraud, Laure dives into an industry still dominated by men, winning over restaurateurs and sommeliers, diligently developing her palate, and traveling across the vast country that is her new home. For the first time, Laure is able to distinguish among the famous wines of her native land. She learns to greet a wine by the nose and judge a bottle not by its industry rating but by the balance of its flavors. Overcoming homesickness, culture shock, and the trials of a long-distance relationship, Laure manages to settle into her new milieu, her wine-glass-half-full attitude turning an eight-month stint into a three-year adventure. Part coming-of-age memoir, part travelogue, sprinkled throughout with regional maps and wine recommendations, Champagne Baby imparts the critical lessons that pair with both wine and life: "you're better than the cheapest bottle," "there's always occasion for champagne," and "trust your palate." It encourages listeners to view themselves and their surroundings with newfound appreciation, and to raise their glasses with open-mindedness and joy
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Midwest
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Dugas, Laure
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641.2/2
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other
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Read by Christine Williams
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  • Williams, Christine
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  • Wine and wine making
  • Dugas, Laure
  • Vintners
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adult
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Champagne baby: : how one Parisian learned to love wine--and life--the American way, Laure Dugas, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 29 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781504712514
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT11626056
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sound
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other
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11626056
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MWT11626056
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Label
Champagne baby: : how one Parisian learned to love wine--and life--the American way, Laure Dugas, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 29 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504712514
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11626056
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11626056
System control number
MWT11626056
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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