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  • Author(s) Ed McCarthy
  • Edition1
  • Published13th October 1999
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780764552168
Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the
world. The major reason for all the confusion is the use of the
term ?Champagne? appearing on labels of sparkling wines
that come from places other than the province of Champagne in
northeastern France. But true champagne can only be born in an
environment that combines the essential elements of chalky soil, a
cool climate, and the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier
grape varieties. These are the crucial elements informing the
unique flavor profile found only in wines from that corner of the
world. Without them, any wine?even a very good
one?calling itself champagne, is just an imposter.

Baffled by bubbly? Let wine expert Ed McCarthy clear away the
confusion. If you find shopping for champagne a challenge, try this
fun, friendly guide and discover just how easy it is to select the
perfect bottle and:



  • Appreciate various champagne styles

  • Enjoy the author?s favorite champagnes

  • Store and serve champagne

  • Pair champagne with food

  • Evaluate sparkling wines from the US and other countries


What?s the difference between brut and extra dry? Is
Vintage Champagne worth the extra money? You?ll get the
answers to these and all your questions about that effervescent
wonder. And in the process you?ll discover:



  • How champagne is made, what grape varieties are used, where the
    major grape-growing areas are, and how those tiny bubbles get into
    champagne

  • The difference between vintage and non-vintage champagne and
    champagne specialties, such as blancs and rosé Champagnes

  • The meanings of terms used to describe the dryness/sweetness
    levels of champagne, such as brut, extra-dry and
    semi-sec

  • All about the great champagne houses, including in-depth
    coverage of the author?s 25 favorites

  • Everything you need to know about buying and storing
    champagne

  • The best ways to serve champagne, including the best glasses,
    the best foods to eat with it and more


Like most good things in life, the better you understand
champagne, the more you enjoy it. This friendly guide will help you
make your enjoyment of the most glamorous beverage on the planet
complete.

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  • Author(s) Ed McCarthy
  • Edition1
  • Published13th October 1999
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780764552168
Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the
world. The major reason for all the confusion is the use of the
term ?Champagne? appearing on labels of sparkling wines
that come from places other than the province of Champagne in
northeastern France. But true champagne can only be born in an
environment that combines the essential elements of chalky soil, a
cool climate, and the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier
grape varieties. These are the crucial elements informing the
unique flavor profile found only in wines from that corner of the
world. Without them, any wine?even a very good
one?calling itself champagne, is just an imposter.

Baffled by bubbly? Let wine expert Ed McCarthy clear away the
confusion. If you find shopping for champagne a challenge, try this
fun, friendly guide and discover just how easy it is to select the
perfect bottle and:



  • Appreciate various champagne styles

  • Enjoy the author?s favorite champagnes

  • Store and serve champagne

  • Pair champagne with food

  • Evaluate sparkling wines from the US and other countries


What?s the difference between brut and extra dry? Is
Vintage Champagne worth the extra money? You?ll get the
answers to these and all your questions about that effervescent
wonder. And in the process you?ll discover:



  • How champagne is made, what grape varieties are used, where the
    major grape-growing areas are, and how those tiny bubbles get into
    champagne

  • The difference between vintage and non-vintage champagne and
    champagne specialties, such as blancs and rosé Champagnes

  • The meanings of terms used to describe the dryness/sweetness
    levels of champagne, such as brut, extra-dry and
    semi-sec

  • All about the great champagne houses, including in-depth
    coverage of the author?s 25 favorites

  • Everything you need to know about buying and storing
    champagne

  • The best ways to serve champagne, including the best glasses,
    the best foods to eat with it and more


Like most good things in life, the better you understand
champagne, the more you enjoy it. This friendly guide will help you
make your enjoyment of the most glamorous beverage on the planet
complete.

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