A beautiful and definitive guide to the world’s best champagne from the world’s best champagne writer. The Champagne Guide celebrates the craft of champagne creation and the people behind making the wine in your glass smell, taste, and bubble like no other.
More than 400 champagnes have been reviewed and rated, all of the latest, freshest releases, and all tasted recently, and each champagne is assessed independently with honest, eloquent descriptions. Almost 100 champagne producers have been rated and profiled, from the smallest growers to the largest houses, and a Champagne Hall of Honor ranks the best producers and acknowledges the most important wines in the book.
Tyson has also written chapters on the current issues facing Champagne, from global warming and expanding boundaries to excessive yields and the antiquated cru system. Complete with details on how champagne is grown and made, and how to buy, open, serve, and store it, this is the most detailed and up-to-date commentary on champagne and the only book for champagne enthusiasts.
Tyson Stelzer is a multi-award-winning wine writer with an annual readership of four million. He was named International Champagne Writer of the Year in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2011. He is a regular contributor to more than twelve wine magazines, including Wine Spectator, America’s largest-selling wine publication. As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine conferences in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the United Kingdom and regularly hosts wine events around Australia.