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An account of the Champagne country by an American who lived in Reims for eighteen months during the mid-19th century. Although the vineyards, champagne houses and personalities are discussed, the author makes some incisive observations about the crudeness, insensisbility and impoliteness exhibited by Reims' upperclass citizenry. He also provides an account of how champagne was made and the incredible breakage of bottles (one champagne house in 1746 had only 120 bottles survive out of 6,000). An interesting personal account. Cf. Gabler, p. 279.