Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, 3rd Edition

The world’s most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world’s leading authorities Tom Stevenson and Essi Avellan MW. This 3rd edition is fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan MW.


A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes the reader to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced.


528 pages and more than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale withan in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. Point-by-point explanation of what makes the greatest sparkling wines special.


The 3rd edition has been acknowledged as follows:


  • Gourmand Awards, UK Wine Book of the Year 2013
  • Gourmand Awards, Wine Book of the Year 2014, 1st runner up for Best in the World
  • Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014, shortlisted for International Wine Book of the Year
  • Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2014, shortlisted for Drink Book of the Year


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