"This book... would slake any Champagne enthusiast's thirst for knowledge about the world's most wondrous bubbly."--"France magazine" "Juhlin is legendary for his Olympian sniffer."--Forbes.com, "Best Cookbooks of 2013"--"Saveur" "For any dedicated drinker of bubbly-or admirers of ambitious undertakings, or just anyone who's a big fan of statistics-this massive book is an indispensable resource."--Saveur.com "Perhaps no one in the world is more knowledgeable on the subject of champagne than Richard Juhlin."--"DuJour" "an invaluable catalog of champagnes made and tasted."--"The Daily Meal" "the most illuminating book on Champagne since Tom Stevenson's "World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine."..an ideal gift."--"Austin Chronicle" "Juhlin's best book to date, and one of the finest books on Champagne ever written."--WineReviewOnline "Opulently illustrated and diligently written."--"Newsday" "This miss-nothing, 400-page volume is the ultimate Champagne reference...The book is a beauty and would be a proud addition to your library or your coffee table. Stunning."--"My New Orleans" "The Top Lists and Producers Section of Scent are the golden nuggets."--"The World of Fine Wine magazine"Vom Verlag:
Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the world, as many labels of sparkling wines bear the name in error. True champagne comes only from the French province of Champagne and contains three specific grape varieties. But figuring out more about the wine can be confusing: what is the difference between cuvée de prestige, blanc de noirs, and rosé? What is the best kind of food to pair with champagne? How many different kinds of sweetness are there? What is the best method of storage?
Richard Juhlin, the world's foremost champagne expert, answers these questions and more as he takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and through the history of the drink. He explains how to arrange tastings and develop one's sense of smell, and why the setting where you drink champagne is important, including personal anecdotes about his lifelong journey from PE teacher to connoisseur. Also included is a catalog section that describes and ranks different champagne houses, types, and vintages. Sit back and enjoy Juhlin's graceful prose with a lovely glass of champagne, the sparkling wine that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.
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