“The Finest Wines of Champagne” by Michael Edwards is an excellent introduction to the bubbly wines from northern France. The book focuses primarily on presenting a number of the most famous producers, many of the famous houses are included and some independent growers. The selection is not overwhelmingly original, it’s mostly old classic acquaintances, but the profiles are very interesting to read.
It is complemented by an overall introduction to the area and the wines, also with a bit of history and a few regional maps. Each sub-district also get a brief introduction; especially worth reading for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of their separate characters.
So, a very readable and ambitious book on the traditional champagne all beautifully presented and illustrated.
Another way (or one more way!) to get to know the exciting sparkling wines from this northern French wine district is to come with us on a wine tour to Champagne. We’ll take you to some of the best producers.