Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine

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Absolute Press, 1998 - Champagne (Wine) - 336 pages
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An instant classic and a breathtaking achievement. Originally published in 1998, this is the fully revised and updated edition of the outstanding tour de force by the world's leading sparkling wine expert. It is the ultimate reference work for all fizz fans. Beautifully illustrated and stylishly designed, with over 600 full-colour photographs, labels and maps, it has become and will continue to be an indispensable part of any true wine lover's library. Winner of the Noble Cuve du Champagne Lanson; the Salon International du Livre; Gourmand 'Best Wine Book'; and was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award.

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Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 6 FOREWORD AND AUTHORS INTRODUCTION 7 A LITTLE HISTORY 9 How SPARKLING WINES ARE MADE
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A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO MÉTHODE CHAMPENOISE 16 THE ELUSIVE QUALITY FACTOR 20 PUTTING ON THE STYLE
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STORING SERVING 29 THE PERFECT CHAMPAGNE GLASS 31 APPRECIATING SPARKLING WINE
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