4000 Champagnes

by Richard Juhlin

ISBN-10: 2080304704
ISBN-13: 9782080304704
Region: France
Publisher: Flammarion
Publication Date: August, 2005
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About 4000 Champagnes

Publisher Web Link: http://editions.flammarion.com/

4000 Champagnes, unprecedented in scope, plunges readers into the culture, history, and potential of this treasured beverage. Rich in description and practical in its application, 4000 Champagnes is divided into two main sections. The first is a passionate and comprehensive account of the Champagne region and its wines. It includes chapters on champagne’s history, winemaking methodology, growing conditions, food matches, labels, a tour of the towns and villages of the French region, and sparkling wines from across the globe. In the book’s groundbreaking and expansive section of tasting notes, Richard Juhlin provides the reader with practical information culled from his personal experiences at over 4000 tastings. A detailed portrait of each champagne house precedes a rating and description of each of the wines tasted there. Such depth of insight from a single source has never before been available. Written in Juhlin’s authoritative and often humorous voice, 4000 Champagnes is an indispensable buying and tasting tool and an entertaining account of the history of champagne. The book includes several "best champagnes" lists, champagne statistics, telephone numbers and addresses of thousands of champagne producers, and a glossary. 4000 Champagnes is the supreme guide to a drink that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.

Author Information

About Richard Juhlin

Author Web Link: http://www.champagneclub.com/start.aspx

Richard Juhlin is:

- The #1 champagne expert in the world.
- Famous for his skills in blind tasting.
- Pointed out 43 out of 50 champagnes in Paris at the annual Spectacle du Monde tasting in 2003.

Author of the following books:
“Champagneboken” 1995
“2000 Champagnes” 1999
“ The Great Tasting” 2000
“3000 Champagnes” 2002
“4000 Champagnes” 2004
“Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide” 2008

Chevalier del Arc in 1997

World record in tasted champagnes since 1998 (currently more than 6500 different champagnes tasted).

In 1999 in Stockholm, RJ arranged what is arguably one of the greatest champagne tasting ever held, with the 150 best champagnes ever made. 

The same year RJ wrote the Christies catalog for the biggest champagne auction ever in the United States, when the book “2000 Champagnes” was released in Rockefeller Center. Also sold signed bottles of Richard Juhlin Collection at the auction. The following year he released “The Great Tasting” in London together with Sothebys. That book and “3000 Champagner” both received the prize for Best Book on French Wines in the World at the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards. The next book, “4000 Champagnes”, was released in the USA together with a Dom Pérignon restaurant tour, and received the big prize from Louis Roederer at Vinexpo 2005.

In 2002 RJ got a “Merite de Agricole” from the French Ministry of Agriculture.

Today, RJ is a free lance journalist writing for several magazines such as Spectacle du Monde, La Revue de Champagne, Wine International, Fine Wine and several others.

RJ is currently working on a Television series with 13 episodes about “Drinks and Restaurants in Europe” for American and Chinese television.

In 1999 he did a film called “Treasures of Champagne” for Swedish Television which sold to 14 different countries.

Aside from television and writing, RJ is often consulted as a speaker all over the world. He also runs The Richard Juhlin Champagne Club and arranges travels to the district of Champagne.

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