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Throughout history, waves of invaders have coveted the northeast corner of France: Attila the Hun in the fifth century, the Englis...h in the Hundred Years War, the Prussians in the nineteenth century. Yet this region – which historians say has suffered more battles and wars than any other place on earth – is also the birthplace of one thing the entire world equates with good times, friendship and celebration: champagne. Champagne is the story of the world's favourite wine. It tells how a sparkling beverage that became the toast of society during the Belle Epoque emerged after World War I as a global icon of fine taste and good living. The book celebrates the gutsy, larger–than–life characters whose proud determination nurtured and preserved the land and its grapes throughout centuries of conflict. read more

Johns Hopkins University Press

Winner of the Outstanding Manuscript Award from Phi Alpha Theta, this work explains how nationhood emerges by viewing countries as... cultural artifacts, a product of "invented traditions." In the case of France, scholars sharply disagree, not only over the nature of French national identity but also over the extent to which diverse and sometimes hostile provincial communities became integrated into the nation. In When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity, Kolleen M. Guy offers a new perspective on this debate by looking at one of the central elements in French national culture―luxury wine―and the rural communities that profited from its production.Focusing on the development of the champagne industry between 1820 and 1920, Guy explores the role of private interests in the creation of national culture and in the nation-building process. Drawing on concepts from social and cultural history, she shows how champagne helped fuel the revolution in consumption as social groups searched for new ways to develop cohesion and to establish status. By the end of the nineteenth century, Guy concludes, the champagne-producing provinces in the department of Marne had developed a rhetoric of French identity that promoted its own marketing success as national. This ability to mask local interests as national concerns convinced government officials of the need, at both national and international levels, to protect champagne as a French patrimony. read more

Edwards, Michael/ Johnson, Hugh (FRW)/ Wyand, Jon (PHT)

Champagne is synonymous with celebration and success—but have its festive associations detracted from its status as a fine wine in... its own right? Drawing on his intimate knowledge of a classic but rapidly changing region, Michael Edwards takes a radically different approach in this unrivaled, terroir-based guide to the world’s best sparkling wines. Ninety in-depth profiles of the best small growers as well as the greatest houses are organized geographically—from the finest producers of the great city of Reims, wine towns of Epernay and Aÿ, and the leading villages of the Marne, and to the rising stars of the Aube (Côte des Bar) and beyond. Edwards also discusses the culture of Champagne, reviews trends in viticulture and winemaking, and investigates controversial solutions to the current crisis of success in a region that cannot satisfy global demand for its wines. Additional sections explore the gastronomic traditions of the area, give advice on pairing Champagne with food, survey the vintages of the past 20 years, list the wines with the best price-to-quality ratio, and more, making this extensively illustrated work a true connoisseur’s guide to the most glamorous and perhaps the most enigmatic of French wines. read more

Stevenson, Tom/ Avellan, Essi

The classic, award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised, updated, and expanded! Created for Christie'...s, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pages—including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itself—and freshened-up tasting notes. Throughout, Tom and Essi have fascinating and illuminating exchanges about their personal preferences and opinions. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for anyone in the market to buy a fine bottle of Champagne. read more

Armand de Brignac
$500.00 $473.99

Ros by Armand de Brignac from Champagne, France - regions. Armand de Brignac Rose is among the finest examples of the famous pink ...Champagne blend ever conceived, and is packaged in a brilliant pink-gold bottle with matching adornments. Its beautiful. read more

Toad Hollow
$16.00 $14.99

Non-Vintage by Toad Hollow from Languedoc-Roussillon, France - regions. Risque is a crisp and fruity sparkling wine with low alcoh...ol (6%) and a delicate sweetness made from 100% Mauzac. The taste is crisp and fruity with nice acidity and a touch of natural sweetness. read more


Non-Vintage by Bellavista from Italian, Italy. Of all the Bellavista wines, Brut Cuvee best represents the characteristic qualitie...s of Franciacorta. Its balance derives from the blending of at least thirty selections. The addition of some. read more

$50.00 $39.99

Non-Vintage by Piper-Heidsieck from Champagne, France - regions. #84 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut is ...a classic, structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit Champagne. The blend is composed of a majority of Pinots Noirs. read more

$18.00 $13.99

Non-Vintage by Korbel from California. Korbel Brut - Made with Organically Grown Grapes is created in the classic Korbel style, cr...isp, delicate and bright. We always strive to present the pure flavors of the grape in all of our champagnes. read more

$53.00 $42.99

Non-Vintage by Deutz from Champagne, France - regions. The most classical of the Deutz cuvees is far from mundane. The three champagne grapes are blended in equal and unchanging proportions, ensuring it shows perfect harmony. Its golden. read more


Non-Vintage by JCB from Burgundy, France - regions. Each JCB wine is known by a number. And each number has deep significance for ...Jean-Charles Boisset, the collection's creator and namesake. Jean-Charles' philosophy of wine has been profoundly. read more

$45.00 $39.99

Non-Vintage by Pommery from Champagne, France - regions. This fine champagne is a blend of 40 carefully selected crus from the Cha...mpagne region. It is made up of three grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and about one-third Chardonnay. This. read more

$50.00 $44.99

Non-Vintage by Henriot from Champagne, France - regions. A beautiful gold color. The bubbles are persistent, fine and regular. The... nose is pleasant, made very elegant by the large amount of Chardonnay. The Brut Souverain is sharp, well balanced and. read more

Veuve Clicquot

Non-Vintage by Veuve Clicquot from Champagne, France - regions. A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut ...Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which. read more

Louis Roederer
$54.00 $49.99

Non-Vintage by Louis Roederer from Champagne, France - regions. #95 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 Louis Roederer has been synonym...ous with the world's great Champagnes since 1776. Brut Premier is the House's flagship multi-vintage Champagne and its most. read more


Non-Vintage by Jansz from Australia. The Jansz Premium NV Cuvee is based upon Jansz wines of several vintages. Specially selected ...and crafted individual batches from cool climate locations in Tasmania form this wine. Every site. read more

Paul Cheneau

Non-Vintage by Paul Cheneau from Spain. Straw-colored with greenish tints, and with a steady effervescence and a formation of smal...l bubbles which generate a gentle crown. Subtle and delicate, floral, with light toasty notes and recall. read more


Non-Vintage by Canard-Duchene from Champagne, France - regions. The Grande Cuvee Le Victorieux Charles VII is a complex, refined a...nd elegant Champagne, characterized by overriding white fruit aromas and mineral notes. It is the perfect balance of maturity. read more

Segura Viudas
$14.00 $11.99

Non-Vintage by Segura Viudas from Spain. Aria Estate Brut is a dry, lively refreshment appropriate for any occasion. Its flavor is... dominated by fresh pineapple, almonds, honey and straw, with hints of pears and fresh bread. read more

$25.00 $21.99

Non-Vintage by Ferrari from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Straw yellow with slight green reflections in color. On the nose, fresh an...d lasting, with significant overtones of ripe golden apples, wild flowers and a subtle and delicate fragrance of yeast. read more

Bruno Paillard

Non-Vintage by Bruno Paillard from Champagne, France - regions. A straw gold color and very fine bubbles. Its delicate hue comes f...rom to the use of a high percentage of Chardonnay and of the first pressing only. The first aromas reveal the citrus character. read more

Mumm Napa
$22.00 $18.99

Non-Vintage by Mumm Napa from Napa Valley, California. #54 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014 A complex assemblage of primarily Pinot ...Noir and Chardonnay, Brut Prestige opens with gorgeous layered white blossom aromas, followed by creamy vanilla, citrus. read more

Mumm Napa
$22.00 $18.99

Non-Vintage by Mumm Napa from Napa Valley, California. The naturally ripened fruit selected from more than 50 separate vineyards, ...reveals layers of crisp and creamy textures that are rich and lingering. Individually selected lots were kept separate. read more

$20.00 $17.99

Non-Vintage by Scharffenberger from North Coast, California. Scharffenberger Brut Excellence is made by the traditional methode ch...ampenoise process - whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. The wine is. read more


Non-Vintage by Ayala from Champagne, France - regions. #77 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011 Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, t...he wine is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great finesse and complexity. Pinot Noir. read more

$15.00 $13.99

Non-Vintage by Codorniu from Spain. The Anna de Codorniu Cava Brut begins with pale straw yellow color in the glass, clean and bri...lliant. Fine bubbles with continuous beads and a persistent mousse. On the nose, it displays delicate. read more

Gloria Ferrer
$20.00 $17.99

Non-Vintage by Gloria Ferrer from Sonoma County, California. Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition#78... Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 Produced exclusively with hand-picked grapes, this Cuvee was put on the American market. read more

$49.00 $45.99

Non-Vintage by Drappier from Champagne, France - regions. The Carte d'Or cuvee is the very expression of the Drappier style. With ...its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness. read more

Jaume Serra Cristalino
$10.00 $8.99

Non-Vintage by Jaume Serra Cristalino from Spain. This fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which ...the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine's bubbles occurs in the bottle. Its fresh, toasty nose. read more


Non-Vintage by Banfi from Piedmont, Italy. Color: pale straw, with tiny and persistent perlage. Bouquet: intense and fragrant. Tas...te: refreshing, crisp, with gentle acidity, harmonious and well balanced. Flavorful with a dry finish. read more

Lucien Albrecht
$22.00 $17.99

Non-Vintage by Lucien Albrecht from Alsace, France - regions. Lucien Albrecht, Jean's father, pioneered Cremant production in 1971... and helped gain an Appellation Control e for the wine and for Alsace. The wines vinified by the classic Champagne Method. read more


Non-Vintage by Bollinger from Champagne, France - regions. The denomination Special Cuvee was created in 1911. The idea came from ...William Folks, then partner of the illustrious London House of Mentzendorff. This great wine lover felt it was an insult. read more

Segura Viudas
$25.00 $20.99

Non-Vintage by Segura Viudas from Spain. Like a rich Chardonnay with bubbles, this limited production Cava rests on an authentic p...ewter base and comes in a handsome hand-blown bottle emblazoned with a metal crest of the Segura Viudas. read more

$45.00 $39.99

Non-Vintage by Lanson from Champagne, France - regions. Black Label's brilliant color recalls the characteristic straw tones of th...e Pinot Noir, with glints of amber. It is lively in the flute, with a fine stream of persistent bubbles. Its fresh aromas. read more

$13.00 $10.99

Non-Vintage by Poema from Spain. Vibrant aromas of ripe peaches, pears and toasted bread with a hint of spice fill the nose. The p...alate is dry with a rich, creamy texture. Layers of flavor include orange rind and spice that. read more

Chateau Gaudrelle

Non-Vintage by Chateau Gaudrelle from Loire, France - regions. Cremant de Loire is the oldest appellation in the Loire from Nantes... to Nevers. It's a blend of 50% Chenin Blanc and 50% Chardonnay sourced in uncle estate. It an interesting experience as sparkiling. read more


Non-Vintage by Berlucchi from Italian, Italy. Straw yellow, with greenish highlights. On the nose, this wines is crisp, rich, and ...elegant, fairly lengthy and with lovely depth. It releases generous fragrances of apple and pear, along with. read more

$50.00 $32.99

Non-Vintage by Canard-Duchene from Champagne, France - regions. Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshnes...s and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh. read more

$50.00 $43.99

Non-Vintage by Thienot from Champagne, France - regions. The perfect blend of three champagne grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot N...oir and Pinot Meunier, Champagne Thienot Brut is a wine of great harmony, with roundness and finesse and in its. read more

$26.00 $23.99

Non-Vintage by Schramsberg from North Coast, California. Stylistically, Mirabelle Brut resembles some of its French cousins with i...ts elegant, toasty aroma which leads into crisp and complex flavors on the palate. It is impossible to mistake Mirabelle's. read more


Ros by Jansz from Australia. The Jansz Premium NV Rose is based upon Jansz wines of several vintages. Specially selected and craft...ed individual batches from cool climate locations in Tasmania, form this wine. Every site. read more


Non-Vintage by Michelle from Columbia Valley, Washington. Not too dry or sweet, Michelle Brut is a palate-pleasing sparkling wine ...that delivers aromas and flavors of apples and citrus with a light, toasty finish. Blend: 63% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Noir. read more

Pierre Sparr

Non-Vintage by Pierre Sparr from Alsace, France - regions. Pale gold green color; subtle bouquet, crisp and lively acidity, with d...elicate fine bubbles; reminiscence of minerals, herbs, citrus fruits; creamy, nicely bodied with a good balance; pleasant. read more

Mumm Napa
$24.00 $19.99

Ros by Mumm Napa from Napa Valley, California. The Mumm Napa Brut Rose offers a bouquet of ripe Pinot Noir fruit, rich with black ...cherry and strawberry notes. Part of the wine is initially fermented in the press, producing the soft fruity. read more

Santa Margherita

Ros by Santa Margherita from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose is a lovely pink hue. A subtle succession... of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits. Lively and long-lingering freshness. read more

Lucien Albrecht

Ros by Lucien Albrecht from Alsace, France - regions. The grapes are hand picked. The whole cluster Pinot Noir grapes are directly... pressed in a pneumatic press with a long and soft pressing, hence the coral/light pink salmon color. Cremant Rose. read more

$110.00 $87.99

Ros by Bollinger from Champagne, France - regions. Preceded by Madame Bollinger's La Grande Annee Rose, this non-vintage blend is ...the next addition to the Bollinger family. Crafted to reveal its own unique personality while steadfastly representing. read more


Ros by Scharffenberger from North Coast, California. Scharffenberger Rose is made by the traditional methode champenoise process, ...whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. Most of the base wines underwent. read more

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