The Art of Vintage: An Aesthetic Odyssey Through 20 Vintage Perrier-Jouet Champagnes

by Serena Sutcliffe

Aurum Press | October 25, 2009 | Hardcover |

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The Art of Vintage is a fascinating insight into the mystique, the art and the history surrounding twenty legendary vintage champagnes produced by Perrier-Jouët champagne - one of the most famous champagne houses in the world, well known for its Cuvee Belle Epoque and its distinctive bottle.

The book is organised into twenty chapters, commencing with the oldest vintage champagne of 1825, and culminating with the first vintage of the new millennium in 2002. Each chapter contains notes and recommendations by wine critic and Sothey's Master of Wine, Serena Sutcliffe. This luxurious book also features a history of the house of Perrier-Jouët by historian Jean-Pierre Devroey, together with art specialist Federico Simonti's reflections on art and fashion trends of the period, as well as author and journalist Leslie Geddes-Brown's insights into the events and iconic moments from 1964 to 2002.

Special photography is by the celebrated Japanese photographer Makiko Takehara, and each chapter is also illustrated with specially selected paintings and artwork that provide a historical background to each of the vintages, highlighting not only the influence of art, but also a reference to the changes in fashion, jewellery and design of the time.

The Art of Vintage has great appeal for lovers of champagne and fine art alike, combining in one beautiful volume a journey through twenty significantly different eras, over a period of more than 150 years.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 456 Pages, 9.45 × 12.2 × 1.57 in

Published: October 25, 2009

Publisher: Aurum Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1906417342

ISBN - 13: 9781906417345

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The Art of Vintage: An Aesthetic Odyssey Through 20 Vintage Perrier-Jouet Champagnes

The Art of Vintage: An Aesthetic Odyssey Through 20 Vintage Perrier-Jouet Champagnes

by Serena Sutcliffe

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 456 Pages, 9.45 × 12.2 × 1.57 in

Published: October 25, 2009

Publisher: Aurum Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1906417342

ISBN - 13: 9781906417345

About the Book

Written by world-famous experts, this unique guide offers fascinating, original, and creative insights into art and history through the legendary vintages of Perrier-Jouet champagne--one of the most famous champagne houses in the world. From the oldest vintage champagne of 1825 to the first vintage of the new millennium in 2002, the book details the striking, delicate, and pleasurable relationship between art and vintage. Each legendary vintage is presented in association with the main artistic trends of the period, a summary of womens' lifestyles of the day, a history of the house of Perrier-Jouet during the year, and notes on the wine and harvests of the season. Each chapter includes a rich variety of illustrations, as well as exclusive artistic photographs of each vintage.

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The Art of Vintage is a fascinating insight into the mystique, the art and the history surrounding twenty legendary vintage champagnes produced by Perrier-Jouët champagne - one of the most famous champagne houses in the world, well known for its Cuvee Belle Epoque and its distinctive bottle.

The book is organised into twenty chapters, commencing with the oldest vintage champagne of 1825, and culminating with the first vintage of the new millennium in 2002. Each chapter contains notes and recommendations by wine critic and Sothey's Master of Wine, Serena Sutcliffe. This luxurious book also features a history of the house of Perrier-Jouët by historian Jean-Pierre Devroey, together with art specialist Federico Simonti's reflections on art and fashion trends of the period, as well as author and journalist Leslie Geddes-Brown's insights into the events and iconic moments from 1964 to 2002.

Special photography is by the celebrated Japanese photographer Makiko Takehara, and each chapter is also illustrated with specially selected paintings and artwork that provide a historical background to each of the vintages, highlighting not only the influence of art, but also a reference to the changes in fashion, jewellery and design of the time.

The Art of Vintage has great appeal for lovers of champagne and fine art alike, combining in one beautiful volume a journey through twenty significantly different eras, over a period of more than 150 years.

About the Author

Serena Sutcliffe, Master of Wine, is the head of Sotheby''s international wine department, and as a renowned wine writer and taster contributes regularly to many international publications. She passed the Master of Wine examination in 1971 at the first attempt, and became the second only woman to hold the qualification. Serena was made a Chevalier dans l''Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1988. Since then, she has received a number of awards including the New York Institute of Technology''s Professional Excellence in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Bacchus America in 2006. In addition to heading Sotheby''s worldwide wine auctions, Serena is also a regular lecturer and broadcaster in Europe, the United States and Asia.Serena Sutcliffe, Master of Wine, is the head of Sotheby''s international wine department, and as a renowned wine writer and taster contributes regularly to many international publications. She passed the Master of Wine examination in 1971 at the first attempt, and became the second only woman to hold the qualification. Serena was made a Chevalier dans l''Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1988. Since then, she has received a number of awards including the New York Institute of Technology''s Professional Excellence in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Bacchus America in 2006. In addition to heading Sotheby''s worldwide wine auctions, Serena is also a regular lec
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