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But First, Champagne : A Modern Guide to the World's Favorite Wine (Hardcover) (David White)
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Both the region of Champagne and its wines have always been associated with prestige and luxury. Knowledgeable wine enthusiasts have long talked about top Champagnes with the same reverence they reserve for the finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But everyday Americans usually keep Champagne way back on the high shelf. The good stuff costs plentyand frankly, rarely seems worth the price. It’s for post-bowl game blowouts, send-offs, wedding toasts, and more often than not, is bought by the case.Over the past decade, however, an increasing number of wine enthusiasts have discovered the joys of grower Champagne,” or wines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Thanks to a few key wine importers and America’s newfound obsession with knowing where food comes from, these shipments have been climbing steadily.Today, though, Champagne is in the midst of a renaissanceno longer to be unjustly neglected.Part memoir and part guide, But First, Champagne is based on the author’s firsthand experience with the region and its wines, details Champagne’s history, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers. These profiles will bring a new perspective to the Champagne that is home to dozens of engaging, inspiring, authentic winegrowers who today produce fantastic and affordable products.This book is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, foodies, sommeliers, and drinks professionals. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the region, its history, and its leading producers,But First, Champagne will demystify Champagne for all.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages / Wine + Spirits
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: David White
Street Date: October 18, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6331
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