A fully-updated colour edition of the internationally acclaimed self-published The Champagne Guide, winner of the 2011 Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award for the 2011- 2012 edition. The book contains fully independent assessments, with profiles and ratings, of almost 100 champagne producers - from the smallest growers to the largest houses. The wines have all been reviewed based on current tastings and the notes are accompanied by full colour label images. The 2014u2015 edition features fully updated and frank commentary on all the current issues facing Champagne: global warming, parallel imports, excessive yields, and how to avoid corked, stale and lightstruck champagnes. The Champagne Hall of Honour ranks the best producers in Champagne this year and the best champagnes of the year under $60, under $100, under $200, at any price, and the best blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, ros and low dosage champagnes. The world's most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Champagne, featuring all the latest, freshest releases, all tasted recently.
About the Author
Tyson Stelzer is the author and publisher of thirteen wine books. He writes for Wine Spectator, Decanter, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, WBM and Selector. He pens a wine page every month for Style Magazine, is a benchmark wine reviewer for WINE100 and is the wine writer for Barossa Living. He is a contributor to Jancis Robinson's The Oxford Companion to Wine Third Edition, which names him the most prolific writer in the world on the topic of screw caps. As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine conferences in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He is a regular judge at wine shows in Australia including The National Wine Show of Australia, The Royal Melbourne Wine Show, The Sydney Royal Wine Show and many regional shows. He is a co-creator with UK wine writer Matthew Jukes of The Great Australian Red Competition and The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification. Tyson Stelzer is the winner of the Award for Best Food and Wine Writing in The Australian Food Media Awards and for the Best Wine/Food Guide Book in the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards. In 2013 Tyson won the WCA Australian Wine Communicator of the Year Award.
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Comments about The Champagne Guide 2014-2015:
I work in the wine industry, and this is my go-to reference book for Champagne. Detailed, well written, and easy to find exactly what I am looking for.
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 17.9 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.16