Item description for 4000 Champagnes by Richard Juhlin, Louise Westling, Frederic Delebecque, Jos Pacilly, Niels O. Schiller, Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella...
Winner of the Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award 2005
4000 Champagnes, unprecedented in scope, plunges readers into the culture, history, and potential of this treasured beverage. Rich in description and practical in its application, 4000 Champagnes is divided into two main sections. The first is a passionate and comprehensive account of the Champagne region and its wines. It includes chapters on champagne's history, winemaking methodology, growing conditions, food matches, labels, a tour of the towns and villages of the French region, and sparkling wines from across the globe. In the book's groundbreaking and expansive section of tasting notes, Richard Juhlin provides the reader with practical information culled from his personal experiences at over 4000 tastings. A detailed portrait of each champagne house precedes a rating and description of each of the wines tasted there. Such depth of insight from a single source has never before been available. Written in Juhlin's authoritative and often humorous voice, 4000 Champagnes is an indispensable buying and tasting tool and an entertaining account of the history of champagne. The book includes several "best champagnes" lists, champagne statistics, telephone numbers and addresses of thousands of champagne producers, and a glossary. 4000 Champagnes is the supreme guide to a drink that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.
Richard Juhlin has been hailed "The Champagne King" by the likes of Henri Krug and Christian Pol-Roger. A celebrated Swedish champagne expert, Juhlin was a principal organizer for the famous Millennium tasting. Juhlin's published works include La Grande Dégustation and 2000 Champagnes, and he holds the world record for the most champagnes ever tasted.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25" Weight: 4.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
ISBN 2080304704 ISBN13 9782080304704
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More About Richard Juhlin, Louise Westling, Frederic Delebecque, Jos Pacilly, Niels O. Schiller, Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella
Richard Juhlin is the number one champagne expert in the world and also holds the world record for champagnes tasted since 1998. He has written seven books, including Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide, The Great Tasting, and 4,000 Champagnes. He runs The Richard Juhlin Champagne Club and holds wine tastings and lectures around the world. He lives in Sweden.
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Bellissimo Libro May 15, 2008
Un libro veramente bello... Ben fatto un must per ogni appassionato di champagne......... la voglia di berli tutti ti prende fin da subito.... Un'ottimo acquisto che consiglio a tutti gli appassionati di questo straordinario vino.... Fla
Come quickly, I'm seeing stars!!! Oct 24, 2005
Hard to imagine a more hedonistic pursuit than sampling--and rating--4000 champagnes. This book is encyclopedic, well written and easy to use. Some of the tasting notes on small grower's special blends that aren't available to the general public are superfluous but fun to read in any event. If you are into Champagne, this is a book you should have. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The author seems to favor Chardonnay dominated blends and BdB Champagnes. If you like more PN dominated Champagne (as I do) then his ratings may not be all that useful. Nonetheless, I was in general agreement with most of the ratings. The printing stock, layout and pictures/graphics are amazing. However, my first copy had a bad binding that fell apart after a couple of weeks.
Best overview about Champagne Sep 7, 2005
Great overview about the history, wine-making, etc. Tasting notes are also very useful as a reference when buying champagne in the region (most small champagne shops in Reims and Epernay have this book available). In addition (and I must admit I haven't had the opportunity to taste 4000 champagnes), I do agree with 85% of the notes for the wines I have tasted! Strong buy!!!!!