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<p>Throughout history, waves of invaders have coveted the northeast corner of France: Attila the Hun in the fifth century, the Eng...lish 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.</p><p> 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.</p> read more

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This is the FULL COLOUR edition, there is a cheaper B&W edition (9.99/$12.99/Euros10.99). In the author?s opinion, the colour edi...tion is not worth the price, over which he has no control, but it is provided for his own use and for anyone else who might want to have this book in full colour. [I have been told that I should not say this, but it is the truth. Potential readers have the right to make an informed choice and it is heartening to know that some evidently prefer the full colour edition, despite such a hefty price difference.] The award-winning Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide was relaunched in 2014 to provide the ideal platform for the Gold and Silver medal winning wines at The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships. Judged by Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan, three of the most experienced Champagne and sparkling wine tasters in the world, this competition is uniquely qualified to determine the best bubblies on the planet. Tom Stevenson?s Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide is the only publication where tasting notes for all those wines can be found. An ideal gift for everyone from enthusiastic beginners to experts, geeks, wine-trade and winemakers. Introductory chapters updated with the latest technology and techniques used in Champagne and elsewhere. Full tasting notes of the best Champagnes and Sparkling wines on the market today. From the greatest Champagnes to the absolute best Prosecco and everything fizzy between and beyond. read more

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Pedrini's Wine and Bar selection is dedicated to the Art of Drinking! The unmistakable Pedrini design uses the brilliance of stee...l with stylish silver colour accents and becomes the perfect companion of the magic and friendly atmosphere of your home bar. Chrome plated champagne opener with wire cutter and soft inserts. read more


The house s tete de cuvee 1996 Brut Liesse d Harbonville is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot (Noir and Meunier) aged exclusively in Fr...ench oak but with no malolactic fermentation. This is a gorgeous bottling that achieves marvelous richness in its ripe ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 1996 Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Liesse dHarbonville Champagne Blend 1500ml read more


A distinctly yeasty and quite fruity nose features notes of apple pear and citrus hints. There is a generous mousse on the and easy-to-like flavors that possess just enough depth to avoid being banal plus there is good length on the modera... Burghound A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Taittinger Brut La Francaise Champagne Blend 750ml read more

Giraud Henri

The NV Brut Rose Code Noir is one of the most unique roses readers will come across. A rich deep color provides the first hint of ...what is to follow. This is an exuberant powerful wine endowed with gorgeous depth in its rich varietal fruit and vino... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Pinot Noir wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Giraud Henri Code Noir Brut Rose Pinot Noir 750ml read more


A plump Champagne with a little tension to its broad pleasantly sweet flavors this is a soft wine to chill for aperitifs. Wine & S...pirits. Grainy pear spring blossom and almond notes lead the way in this balanced version. Open-knit and accessible ... Wine & Spirits A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne Blend 1500ml read more


This is mellow with a fine-grained texture and a sweetness at the core of its dried berry dried rose and sweet spice aromas and fl...avors. Harmonious lingering with a ginger accent on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases imported. read more


Based on 2008 this is 90 percent Bisseuil and ten percent Ambonnay with 30 percent of the total blend vinified in wood. Its vivid ...flavors of crushed red fruits are vibrant and richly textured feeling pointed and sleek and while the 2008 acidity c... Peter Liem A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Gonet-Medeville Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru Brut Champagne Blend 750ml read more


Exotic and bold yet retains an underlying elegance. Offers delicate strawberry and yeasty almond aromas and mature but lively cher...ry red apple and spicy vanilla flavors. Drink now through 2013. 968 cases made. -TF Wine Spectator. The 2005 Brut Rose... Wine Spectator A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 2005 Iron Horse Brut Rose Proprietary Blend 750ml read more

Veuve Clicquot

Light nose well balanced and suave. Quite aggressive mousse and pretty aggressive generally. Notable dosage. Jancis Robinson. One ...of the most familiar of Champagnes the Yellow Label is finely made read more

Moet & Chandon

A wonderfully flavorful well-balanced and harmonious Champagne with intriguing toasty aromas firm fruit flavors and a crisp but li...ngering finish. Drink now through 1999. Wine Spectator. Wine Spectator A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1986 1986 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose Champagne Blend 750ml read more

Giraud Henri

The NV Brut Rose Esprit is an attractive approachable rose. Deceptively medium in body the wine gains considerable richness and vi...nosity in the glass leading to a vivid multi-dimensional finish. This is Lot03K18E50 disgorged April 30 2010. -AG ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Giraud Henri Esprit Rose Champagne Blend 750ml read more

Rene Geoffroy

(75% chardonnay and 25% pinot noir; disgorged January 2010): Pale yellow. Fresh peach and tangerine on the nose with notes of honey and smoky herbs adding complexity. Juicy and plump offering fresh citrus and pit fruit flavors and a touc... Stephen Tanzers IWC A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Geoffroy Rene Cuvee Volupte Champagne Blend 750ml read more

Louis Roederer

A plump rich take on the Roederer style this is the pretty blond Parisian who manages a smile when you pass by: a little pithy a l...ittle smoky a little tangy with the scent of candied roses. The wine s sweetness and acidity balance each other out ... Wine & Spirits A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. NV NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne Blend 750ml read more


Well-melded nose. Some age and development on the palate. Character and depth and a bit of astringency on the finish. Jancis Robin...son. With its light coppery pink color and candied scents this is a gentle pleasantly sweet ros read more


Pale straw. Attractive lightly toasty nose and real zest and some age on this. Not desperately concentrated. Feather-like impact o...n the palate and impressive length. 17/20 Jancis Robinson. (43PY1067440): Light yellow-gold. Candied citrus fruits ... Jancis Robinson A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2002 2002 Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne Blend 750ml read more

Champagne Barons de Rothschild
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Barons de Rothschild Rose shows assertive finesse in a blend of Champagne's greatest Chardonnays and its top Pinot Noir. high prop...ortion of Chardonnay makes this exceptional Rose fine and vivacious, while Pinot Noir makes it delicately, harmoniously complex; a delight to senses. first taste is fresh and precise, melting into palate like silk, with slight raspberry undertones. It features fine, subtle aromas, reminiscent of spring, alongside fragrance of rose petal, wild strawberry, and a hint of citrus zeSaint The fine thread of bubbles ends in a thin, enduring foam, and its light color offers slight shimmer of salmon pink. This wine is long, balanced and full of delicious body. harmony of fruit and lightness of this champagne bear a complexity most experienced palates are sure to appreciate and distinctively embodies Rothschild family's winemaking values: perfection, constancy, and a spirit of excellence and refinement, all given utmost of care. Blend: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pin International Wine Cellar rating: 91. read more

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Wilfred Wong of rating: 96. Persistent mousse, with fine bubbles rising slowly. Pale salmon pink in color, with a shade o...f gold. A nose of red fruits and fresh pear. Delicate fruit on palate, elegant, and showing great finesse. read more

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Bright rose color. Fine and persistent perlage. Gently fruity bouquet with a delicate scent of flowers. Fresh, dry and savory flav...ors. Ideal as an aperitif, also for its appealing color. It pairs well with meat or fish appetizers and crudites, delicate first courses and grilled white meat. read more

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Blended from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, this is a succulently fruity, supple and aromatic Champagne with fine bubbles an...d a crisp, refreshing finish of extended length. Taittinger Cuvee Prestige Rose is intense cherry-pink in color with extremely fine, persistent pinpoint bubbles rising in delicate strands to surface of wine. Its classic, aromatic Pinot fragrance of red raspberries and strawberries is offset by elegant, subtle floral and earth nuances. On palate, ripe, full berry flavors are vibrant yet refined, delicately balanced by a fresh acidity which carries into a crisp, refreshing finish of persistent length. A swirl of bubbles carries fresh raspberry flavors along with a lively green edge of acidity. flavors are persistent and clean, wine mouthwatering. 90 Points Wine & Spirits Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90. read more

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Wine & Spirits rating: 97. colour of Bollinger Rose combines rich bronze highlights of Special Cuvee and intense depth of red wine.... This could be tint of raw flesh of wild salmon barely reddened over charcoal. It is a light and a depth. It is colour of a great wine. wine reveals all fullness of expression of the Special Cuvee to nose. All Bollinger is there: presence and modesty, power and delicacy. And yet other notes come to fore in mouth: small wild berries in countryside on hot summer afternoons. Raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries - first note of acidity is jolted by sensuousness of the flesh. An impertinent flavour dances in mouth, but lively, joyous sparkle of fruit is always contained by wine's precise structure, which gains in fullness and climaxes with mellow notes that stay on palate and resound in memory for a long time. read more

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The Wine Advocate rating: 95. Straw yellow, with new golden highlights in color. Cool ripeness on nose evoking white fruit, genuin...e sparkles of aromatic herbs, pine moss and oak, vanilla, puff pastry, custard, nuts, toffee, praline, and dried apricots. wine is open and inviting on initial palate. Small bubbles proliferate mouth with a rich texture that delightfully overwhelms senses. read more

Champagne Jacquart
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Pale yellow with tints of white gold and a stream of fine bubbles. Aromas of fresh pear, fig and almond, with hints of orange blos...som. A light swirl of glass brings out richer notes of honey and freshly baked bread. Fresh and supple. Full, with a long fruity finish. Serve as an aperitif or with fish or cheese. Wine Spectator rating: 90. read more

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2007 Brut Rose is most vivid and bold of Iron Horse sparklings, both in terms of flavor and color. Made mostly from Pinot Noir, 20...07 vintage is bright, full, quite dry with a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel. gorgeous color comes from letting Pinot Noir sit on skins. Excellent as an aperitif, it is also a perfect wine with steak, grilled lobster, bison chili and pan fried rainbow trout. Blend: 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay The Wine Advocate rating: 93. read more

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An expression of charm and seduction, Thienot Brut Rose Champagne is a subtle blend of three Champagne grape varieties ?? Chardonn...ay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Its beautiful pink color evokes delicate flavor of summer raspberries. palate is seduced by Champagne's finesse and nose discovers tangy notes of morello cherry and blackcurrant. wine caresses and kisses mouth with delicacy and lightness. A perfect balance between subtlety and body. Serve as an aperitif with fine tapas, small sweet tomatoes and stuffed artichokes or enjoy with light desserts like strawberry or mixed fruit cocktails. Wine Spectator rating: 91. read more

Chassenay d'Arce
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A salmon-pink wine with a lovely brick-red tint gives life to a cordon of light bubbles. aroma is expressive, warm and pleasing its notes of red fruits, soft spices and kirsChateau mouth is soft and full. red fruit aromas (cassis, strawberry, etc...) express themselves with a great finesse. Wine Spectator rating: 89. read more

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first impression in glass is of practically no oxidation, with bright yellow-green hues. nose is dominated by tangy fruit and aromas. Honeyed yet fresh in mouth, thanks to its significant acidity. combination of fruit, acidity and fine lees results in a surprising sensation of fullness that invites one to continue tasting it. fruity notes return in aftertaste, with predominant spices that, for several seconds, leave a very pleasant memory. read more

J Vineyards & Winery
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69% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Meunier This J Brut Rose sparkles with a luminous cool pink hue and exudes delicate aroma...s of strawberry, nectarine and juicy red apples. On palate, wine opens with flavors of cherry, blood orange, citrus peel and tropical star fruit that are underlined by a bright acidity that keeps overall impression delightfully fresh with a lively, lingering finish. wine engages entire palate with balance wrapped in a refined body of elegance and effervescence. Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91. read more

Champagne Krug
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 98. Deep golden color and fine, vivacious bubbles, predicting fullness and elegance. Aromas of f...lowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, marzipan, gingerbread and citrus fruits. Flavors of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey. read more

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This has a many-hued color with strong pink tinges and fine bubbles. nose is fresh and direct, with aromas reminiscent of cherries..., blackberries, pomegranates and red currants. On palate, wine shows a deliciously full body that follows on perfectly from nose. Its flavors remind one of fresh strawberries and raspberries. finish has a pleasantly acidulous character that adds to impression of finesse given by this romantic and well-balanced wine. Tasting Panel rating: 93. read more

Champagne Barons de Rothschild
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Chardonnay of this champagne takes us into world of Barons de Rothschild champagnes, marked by an unforgettable taSainte A strong,... assertive opening that leads into a well-rounded wine - powerful yet restrained; sign of long aging in traditional cellars. This exceptionally fine cuvee exudes aromas of pear and nuts (almonds, fresh hazelnuts) marrying with hints of white flowers and faint toasty notes. wine's brilliance and clarity show pale golden highlights, combined with very fine bubbles that carry an abundant, persistent foam. This rich, ethereal and complex cuvee embodies essence of Rothschild family's winemaking values: perfection, constancy, and a spirit of purity and refinement, all given utmost of care. Blend: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier Wine Spectator rating: 92. read more

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With its delicate, pinkish hue, Canard-Duchene Brut Rose stands apart for its intense, fresh fruit aromas of strawberries, with a ...subtle hint of grenadine, against a backdrop of mineral notes for enhanced freshness. Wine Spectator rating: 91. read more

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Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94. Comtes de Champagne Rose 2005 is a rich rose color, with touches of violet. bubbles are extraordin...arily fine, rising vigorously in glass, forming a wonderfully fine necklace of mousse. nose affirms intense aromas of ripe, sweet fruit, including crystallised strawberries, quince jelly, violet sweets and pears in syrup. There are hints of cooked fruit aromas of plum tart. mid-palate confirms initial aromas of sweet quince jelly, and develops richness with the flavors of fresh figs. A suitable accompaniment to light cured meats, veal, lamb dishes and ribs as well as fruit salad and berry desserts. Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay read more

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Complex aromas and flavors of yeast, apple and dried flowers mark this effusive, fresh rose. Nice weight and balance, with in right proportion. read more

Domaine Carneros
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Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee de la Pompadour, celebrates life and times of Madame de Pompadour (great courtesan and mistress o...f Louis XV) who is credited with introducing Champagne to court and was an influential tastemaker in matters of art, architecture and philosophy??famous for her comment, Champagne is only wine a woman can drink and remain beautiful. Domaine Carneros Brut Rose is a wine of great balance, emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics to a greater extent than evident in Brut or Le R??ve. It is made strictly with artisan attention to quality, with sourcing exclusively from Carneros and use of time-honored Champenoise methods of production. A blend of 58% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay, Brut Rose is meant to be enjoyed at a fairly young age, when fruity character is still predominant yet there is enough age to make wine round and balanced. wine's aroma has hints of wild strawberries and roses with notes of peach Although a pale pink in color, Brut Rose is not s Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91. read more

Roederer Estate
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 96. L'Ermitage Rose brings complexity and smoothness to a higher level. delicate salmon colors enhance tin...y bubbles and creamy mouthfeel. Notes of bread crust, baked apples and caramelized hazelnut create an elegant and complex wine. wine is crisp with great acid on notes of quince jelly and anise. read more

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Rose-hued gold with coppery notes and a fine bubbles. nose shows red fruits of raspberry and wild cherries. A harmonious balance o...f red and white wines. Exceptional as an aperitif or with dessert. composition of this cuv??e is essentially that of traditional Brut. However, it recours supplementary Chardonnay and thus reaches a perfect balance. Its delicately pink appearance cornes front addition of red wine front our Mareuil vineyards. Wine Spectator rating: 91. read more

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