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    DescriptionChampagne 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 Ay, and the leading villages of the Marne, and to the rising stars of the Aube (Cote 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.


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    Title
    The Finest Wines of Champagne
    Subtitle
    A Guide to the Best Cuvees, Houses, and Growers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Edwards, Foreword by Hugh Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520259409
    ISBN 10: 0520259408
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD1
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    LC classification: TX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24580
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 98
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71544020, A71544000
    BISAC V2.8: CKB034000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    DC22: 641.220944, 641.22240809
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WBXD1
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. maps
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    14 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Michael Edwards is a writer specializing in Champagne and gastronomy. He is the author of the best-selling Champagne Companion (winner of Le Prix Lanson), Pocket Guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine, and The Red Wine Companion. Edwards is also a regular contributor to The World of Fine Wine among other publications.
    Review quote
    "Straightforward yet refreshingly opinionated."--New York Times "Straightforward yet refreshingly opinionated."--New York Times "Delivers big time."--Chicago Tribune "Delivers big time."--Chicago Tribune "My favorite 2009 wine book."--The Wine News "My favorite 2009 wine book."--The Wine News "Delivers big time."--Chicago Tribune "Delivers big time."--Chicago Tribune "My favorite 2009 wine book."--The Wine News "My favorite 2009 wine book."--The Wine News