Winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Reference, History and Scholarship, this definitive bible of Champagne history, producers, regions, sub-regions, vintages, and folklore is an absolute must for any wine lovers’ library. Written by Peter Liem, the acclaimed author of ChampagneGuide.net and the tasting director for Wine & Spirits, this masterpiece is part reference book, part coffee table object de arts.
Included with the book are seven gorgeous frame-worthy maps of historic subregions of Champagne by the French catrographer, Larmat. Commissioned in post-World War II France in 1944 and originally printed in tiny lots for Champagne houses like Moet, Roederer, and Mumm, these maps have been reproduced in gorgeous detail.
Need a few more experts to sway you? Here are just a few of the raves about this essential book:
"This is a welcome, essential guide that succeeds in transporting our understanding of Champagne into the 21st century." —Eric Asimov, New York Times
"I'm in awe of what Peter Liem has put together in his aptly named book, Champagne. There are enough facts, stories, details, and historical anecdotes here to keep anyone engaged, from the casual drinker to the champagne collector. This will be one of the definitive books on Champagne for many years to come." —Daniel Humm, chef/co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad, and Made Nice"For Champagne lovers—and all wine lovers—here’s the book that changes everything. Peter Liem deftly tells the story of the real people and places that define one of the world’s most important wine regions. With impeccable scholarship and detail, he redefines Champagne as a living, breathing place, one in the midst of glorious transformation. This is sure to become an essential reference for one of the world’s most beloved wines." —Jon Bonne, author of The New California Wine