Paperback: 460 pages
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild (December 10, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.8 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Mr. Juhlin has an updated guide of his huge (and hugely expensive) but outdated "4000 Champagnes" opus magnum, as it were. This is the book to take with you to Champagne or to your local shop. He knows his subject supremely.He presents the makers alphabetically. He provides a blurb on each, followed by details of all their recent offerings, with his ratings. I have yet to differ with any to notable degree. I have had only about fifty or of his exhaustive listing (I find only one missing), but enough to give blind confidence to use as a purchasing guide to this pricey pastime. That is real value to me.As a guide, it is all it should be. If you want more detail on only the latest, it would be a good idea to subscribe to Parker's letter. But I would take Juhlin with me on site. He is more of a specialist than Parker. I just wish he made this a cheaper annual without the otherwise pleasing, high quality paper binding and enjoyable photographs. Useful maps.NB: If you are looking for sparkling wine, not made in Champagne proper, then go to Stevenson. And Parker is still a solid companion. But true Champagne has become more popular in the U.S., even though so many Champagne houses have a large California presence. We are now third in consumption behind the U.K. and the BBC.
While not as encylcopedic as his larger book, this is a great book to become more familiar with the various houses and growers in short summaries. I visited Champagnes soon after reading this book, and the travel guide in the beginning was quite useful, and him including the mixes of grape varietals that different places use with various vintages is helpful. The book is not too useful if you're interested in champagnes over 20 years old. The book is very portable and very easy to get through.
Always the most authoritative source of Champagne information. Shame it is updated so infrequently as it should be an annual review.Michael Edwards and Tom Stevenson take note
love this book!!
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