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Harper Perennial
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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

Price-Sinclair
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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

Pedrini
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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

Ployez-Jacquemart

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

Taittinger

A distinctly yeasty and quite fruity nose features notes of apple pear and citrus hints. There is a generous mousse on the delicio...us 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

Laurent-Perrier

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

Vranken

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

Gonet-Medeville

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

IRON HORSE

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 flor...al 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

Laurent-Perrier

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

Laurent-Perrier

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

Johns Hopkins University Press
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<P>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 <I>When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity,</I> 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.</P><P>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. </P> read more

Price-Sinclair
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This is the B&W edition, there is a more expensive Full Colour edition (£25.99/$35.99/Euros 29.99). 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

University of California Press
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<div>Champagne is synonymous with celebration and success—but have its festive associations detracted from its status as a fine wi...ne 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, <i>terroir</i>-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.</div> read more

University of Oklahoma Press
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<div>The sparkling wines of California rival the best French Champagnes today, but their place at our tables came about through ca...reful craftsmanship that began more than a century ago. The predecessor of today?s California bubbly was Eclipse Champagne, the first commercially successful California sparkling wine, produced by Arpad Haraszthy in the mid- to late nineteenth century. In <I>A Toast to Eclipse</i>, Brian McGinty offers a definitive history of the wine, exploring California?s winemaking past and two of the people who put the state?s varietal wines on the map: Arpad and his father Agoston Haraszthy, the legendary ?father of California viticulture.?<p></p>Inspired by his father?s dream of making California one of the world?s great viticultural regions, Arpad Haraszthy (1840?1900) pursued that goal at a time when the best grapes for making California wine had yet to be discovered, when the best locations for vineyards had not yet been established, and when the public could hardly believe that good wine could be made in a country overrun with gold miners and desperados. As a young man, Arpad spent two years in the Champagne country of northeastern France, studying the classic methods of French sparkling wine manufacture, before bringing his knowledge home to California.<p></p>As McGinty shows, the story of the award-winning wine Haraszthy created is also the story of San Francisco during its heyday as the largest, most dynamic city in the American West. McGinty reveals new information about California varietals and winemaking districts, and probes the controversy about whether Agoston Haraszthy introduced the Zinfandel grape to the Golden State. Aficionados of wine and of California history will find this narrative insightful and refreshing, and all readers will gain an appreciation for Arpad Haraszthy, Eclipse, and the delicate process of making a wine sparkle.<p></p></div> read more

Piper Sonoma
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Non-Vintage by Piper Sonoma from Sonoma County, California. Piper Sonoma Brut is crisp and bright, opening with light yeast charac...ter, berry-apple fruit and faint vanilla. The wine has a creamy texture and exhibits subtle flavors of its classic grape. read more

Bollinger
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Vintage by Bollinger from Champagne, France - regions. The delicate blush and old gold colors of the 2004 La Grande Annee are a si...gn of maturity and of Bollinger's winemaking skills. Its aromas are a testimony to the barrels it's aged in. read more

Toad Hollow
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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

Bellavista
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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

Piper-Heidsieck
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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

Champagne Krug
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Vintage by Champagne Krug from Champagne, France - regions. You may be touched by Krug 2000 expressive aromas of caramel, nougat, ...hazelnut, freshly baked pastries fresh from the oven. Or by the flavors of citrus-fruit gratins, lime zest with a very long. read more

Korbel
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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

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

JCB
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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

JCB
Pommery
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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

Henriot
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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
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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

Armand de Brignac
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Non-Vintage by Armand de Brignac from Champagne, France - regions. Armand de Brignac is marvelously complex and full-bodied, with ...a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. Its sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with the wine's subtle brioche. read more

Louis Roederer
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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

Veuve Clicquot
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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

Henriot
$199.00 $161.99
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Vintage by Henriot from Champagne, France - regions. Pale gold with fine effervescence and an attractive cordon of mousse. Discree...t notes of candied citrus, hazelnut and pastries enhance a bouquet dominated by honey. The nose is ripe, very fine. read more

Veuve Clicquot
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Vintage by Veuve Clicquot from Champagne, France - regions. In the mouth the wine is silky and generous. The expectations promised... by the nose are met and even exceeded as the complexity of this wine is superlative: simultaneously evoking fruity and. read more

Paul Cheneau
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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

Canard-Duchene
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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
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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

Taittinger
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Non-Vintage by Taittinger from Champagne, France - regions. This Champagne is a blend of some 30 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyar...ds, respectively 40% and 60% of the total, from several harvests of perfectly ripened grapes. read more

Ferrari
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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

Mumm Napa
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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
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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

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