Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, 4th Edition

A new edition of the world’s leading work on Champagne and sparkling wine by Tom Stevenson & Essi Avellan MW

The world’s most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine, this luxurious fourth edition of Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine has been fully updated and significantly extended. The previous three editions of the encyclopedia, have been considered the reference for sparkling wine for the past 20 years.


A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers in China and Russia, this extraordinary work takes you to six continents and to all countires where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 2,000 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-poit global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine.


New photography and maps vividly enrich this beautiful 800-page edition, while the inclusion of the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship awards highlights some of the world’s most impressive winemakers, tracing their consistency over five consecutive years of strictly blind tasting.


Tom Stevenson has long been regarded as the world’s leading authority on Champagne and sparkling wine. He is the founder of the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. Master of Wine Essi Avellan is one of the most talented sparkling wine specialists and young wine writers and she is the organiser of the Grand Champagne Helsinki event.


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The 4th Edition finished in the Top 3 in the ‘Wine Education’ category of Gourmand Awards, thus it is entitled to the ‘Best in the World’ certificate.

It was also shortlisted for the prestigious André Simon food and drink book awards.


Awards for the first edition: Noble Cuvée du Champagne Lanson, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards ‘Best Wine Book’, World Food Media Awards ‘Silver Ladle’


Bloomsbury Publishing, London, is pleased to announce a new and fully revised edition of Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine, to be published 14 November 2019.


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