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.