Discover the fascinating stories behind the bubbles
Part of the Great, Grand & Famous series, Great, Grand & Famous Champagne: Behind the Bubbles brings together the stories of the great champagne houses, the personalities that shaped the champagne industry and built its great brands, the social history of champagne and the art and science of everybody’s favourite bottle of bubbles.
Written by Jayne Powell (‘Champagne Jayne’), this book will give the general reader a well-rounded appreciation of champagne; as well as the history and the science of champagne,the practical elements of buying, storing and serving champagne are covered in an accessible and informed style by a respected champagne expert. Champagne Jayne is a passionate champagne ambassador whose mission in life is to make this icon of luxury accessible to everyone.
The contents of the book include the histories and wine styles of houses both old and new; a history of the Champagne region and an explanation of how champagne is produced; the role of women in the champagne houses; and champagne as a symbol of celebration.
As with all titles in the Great, Grand & Famous series, the book covers changing trends in leisure and hospitality. It traces the image of champagne, changes in public perception and consumption, and the artists, designers and entertainers who have been associated with the famous champagne brands.
In keeping with the Great, Grand & Famous series, this 224-page case-bound book is enhanced by well-chosen historical and contemporary photographs and illustrations. Great, Grand & Famous series, Great, Grand & Famous Champagne: Behind the Bubbles will be published in June 2011.
About the Author
Author Jayne Powell aka “Champagne Jayne” lives by Mark Twain’s inimitable words; “Too much of anything is bad for you, but too much champagne is just right”.
Jayne is a sought-after speaker, writer and champagne special event producer who launched her own “sparkling edutainment” consultancy in Sydney in 2003. CJ’s signature Champagne Master Chef classes have run in collaboration with the cream of Australian culinary talent, including Mark Best (Marque), Tony Bilson (Bilson’s) and Christine Mansfield (Universal).
Blond, bubbly and irrepressibly cheerful, Jayne is a passionate champagne evangelist, dedicated to de-mystifying champagne and making this global icon of luxury accessible to all.
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th August 2013
Dimensions (cm): 30.632 x 24.028 x 2.794
Weight (kg): 1.701