New for November 2013. Originally published in 1998, revised and updated in 2003 and now fully revised, updated and expanded in this all-new brilliant edition.
The world’s most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world’s leading authority: multi-award-winning wine writer Tom Stevenson. This edition has been fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan MW, one of the world’s most exciting and talented young wine writers and the editor of FINE Champagne magazine. A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes the reader to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced.
* More than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine.
* Point-by-point explanation of what makes the greatest sparkling wines special.
* More than 400 gorgeous photographs vividly enrich the sheer physical splendour of the work.
REVIEWS FOR THE FIRST EDITION
‘An authority acknowledged even by the Champenois.’ The Sunday Times
‘This stylishly packaged book is everything you’d expect from Britain’s leading fizz expert.’ The Observer
‘Every true wine buff should own a copy.’ The Journal of The Gourmet Club
AWARDS FOR THE FIRST EDITION
Winner of the Noble Cuve du Champagne Lanson
Winner of the Salon International du Livre Gourmand ‘Best Wine Book’
Shortlisted for the André Simon Award