Struggling for Christmas gift ideas for the demanding wine lover in your life? Forget the ubiquitous corkscrew, and instead allow them to drink in this luxurious box set complete with a complete guide to the region of Champagne and maps.
Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region, released on October 10, 2017 is the new groundbreaking guide to the modern wines from the Champagne region from the lauded expert Peter Liem, who is also behind the top-rated online resource ChampagneGuide.net.
Infact, US born Liem has dedicated years to pusuing his passion at a micro level by living in Champagne and exploring the impact of "terroir" on the locally produced wines. The idea that "a wine reflects the character of the place in which it is grown." And it's this novel exploration that offers a unique lens on the entirety of the region - understanding the combined elements of Champagne, the place and the people.
Neatly packaged inside an elegant slipcase the definitive hardback guide bears the fruits of his years of labour.
A neat pull out tray also houses seven vintage maps of Champagne vineyards, published by Louis Larmat, document the regions' all important terroir offering hours of entertainment for budding oenophiles - particularly if a visit to the region is in the diary for the next vintage.
Available for purchase here.