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The best book on Champagne for years

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I’ve already ordered several copies for presents of Michael Edward’s superb new book, ‘The Finest Wines of Champagne’, Aurum Press, London – easily available (discounted too) via Amazon. It’s beautifully written, authoritative and yet gentle. The photographs are superb too (by Jon Wyand). It’s a series of succint profiles of the best Houses and Growers by a man who not only really knows them, but who loves them. Although any personal selection will always invite a debate about why some growers have been included and others left out,  I find Michael’s choices extremely persuasive. I love it, and I hope that others will too. If only more wine books could be as good!