Author(s): Tyson Stelzer
An updated edition of the internationally acclaimed The Champagne Guide, by the winner of the 2011 Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award for the 2011-2012 edition. The book contains fully independent assessments, with profiles and ratings, of over 100 champagne producers - from the smallest growers to the largest houses. The wines have all been reviewed based on current tastings and the notes are accompanied by full-colour bottle images. The 2018-2019 edition features fully updated information on the distinction between houses and producers and how to avoid corked, stale and lightstruck champagnes. The Champagne Hall of Honour ranks the best producers in Champagne this year and the best champagnes of the year under $60, under $100, under $200, at any price, and the best blanc de blancs, rose and low-dosage champagnes. The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how champagne is grown and made and how to buy, open, serve and store champagne, all for less than the price of even a cheap bottle of champagne! His attention to detail is quite extraordinary, almost to the point of obsession. But, then, he is obsessed with Champagne.-James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion Wine snobs jog on-it's all 'bout the bubbly. From Barons de Rothschild to Bollinger, it'll help you pick the best drop. -CosmopolitanThis is the definitive guide to all things Champagne. -Drinks Trade
Tyson Stelzer is the author and publisher of thirteen wine books. He writes for Wine Spectator, Decanter, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, WBM and Selector. He pens a wine page every month for Style Magazine, is a benchmark wine reviewer for WINE100 and is the wine writer for Barossa Living. He is a contributor to Jancis Robinson's The Oxford Companion to Wine Third Edition, which names him the most prolific writer in the world on the topic of screw caps. Tyson is also a contributor to the Halliday Wine Companion, reviewing the Australian sparkling wines. As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine conferences in the United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He is a regular judge at wine shows in Australia, and has won many wine-writing awards.