Champagne A Tasting Journey
A unique approach to the appreciation and tasting of champagne - the wine, the history, the people and the terroir? 44 chapters encompassing history, production, the terroir, the people? Suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced connoisseur ? Guided tastings with each chapter build knowledge with enjoyment? Not tied to particular vintages, although the concept of vintage and the differences between them is well discussed? Ideal for the individual or a group? Photos, original maps and diagramsAll champagnes suggested for tasting are available in the principal English speaking markets for champagne, namely the UK, the US and Australia. Structured in four parts:Part One - History, Fundamentals of Making, Tasting & ProductionPart Two ? The Grapes, Land & Regions of Champagne, & their influences on the finished productPart Three ? Styles & Structures (of the drink and the industry)Part Four ? Themes of the Past, Present & FutureIn deluxe 4-part soft cover, over 440 pages include a lavish quantity of full-colour photos, original maps, illustrations, diagrams, and both simple and complex blind tasting charts. Extensive appendices include endnotes, an excellent bibliography and glossary, amongst other features.