Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines by Tom Bruce-Gardyne introduces the reader to the colourful story of how this delicious sparkling wine became the centrepiece of any smart party or event, and almost anywhere in the world. Champagne has universal appeal.
This impressive tome looks at the essential and celebrated method of making champagne, which comes from a small designated area of France; why there are vintage years and special cuvées; the history of champagne, with notes on all the major Champagne Houses, the lesser estates, co-operatives and growers; and the other styles of sparkling wine. Cava, Prosecco, English sparkling wines and fizz from around the world are also included.
Something of a travelogue
One doesn’t have to be a Champagne expert to enjoy Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines. It is full of information and beautiful pictures, making it accessible and enjoyable to anybody who appreciates a good glass of fine fizz, as well as those who would like to know more about this most iconic beverage. This book also constitutes something of a travelogue for anyone contemplating a trip to this beautiful region of La Belle France.
One can find all the famous names here but now the reader can understand a little more about those bottles found in high-end supermarkets and wine shops. It’s a book that might encourage some more adventurous sipping. The tasting notes will aid in selecting the perfect Champagne for any celebration.
Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines by Tom Bruce-Gardyne is a full-colour, gift quality and large-format volume; it will be loved by those who appreciate the finer things in life. It is both attractive and informative and would make a charming Christmas gift along with, perhaps, a rather good bottle of bubbles.
Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines
Author: Tom Bruce-Gardyne
Published by: Carlton Books Ltd