Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines guides you through the astounding history of how this delicious drink became the hallmark of celebrations, commiserations and partying across the globe.
It covers the process of making champagne and the vintage years and the special cuvées; the history of champagne; individual entries on all the major Champagne Houses, the lesser estates, co-operatives, growers and variations of sparkling wine; the social and cultural impact of champagne – how it has become a part of certain traditions; by a man with great knowledge of the drinks business, the beautifully illustrated Champagne: Wine of Kings and the King of Wines is for the connoisseur and the newcomer alike.
About the Author
Tom Bruce-Gardyne, a Scotsman from Edinburgh, is a journalist and author who has enjoyed a love affair with his native city. Tom has a passion for champagne and acts as a wine-tasting guide on tours of the Champagne region. He was a long-time columnist for the Herald & Times newspaper group in Edinburgh and his books include The Scotch Whisky Book and The Deuchars Guide to Edinburgh Pubs.