A Scent of Champagne: 8,000 Champagnes Tested and Rated

by Richard Juhlin
Foreword by Édouard Cointreau

Skyhorse Publishing Inc. | November 6, 2013 | Hardcover

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A luxury volume on the world's most elegant beverage--by world renowned champagne expert Richard Juhlin, with an introduction by Édouard Cointreau

In this beautiful and heavily illustrated volume  the world's foremost  champagne expert, Richard Juhlin takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and through the history of the beverage. With rich photography to accompany the text he explains how to arrange tastings, develop one’s sense of smell, and why the setting where you drink champagne is important.  He also includes personal anecdotes about his lifelong journey from teacher to connoisseur as well as  a reference guide describing and ranking an incredible 8,000 champagne houses, types, and vintages. 

Sit back and enjoy Juhlin’s graceful prose with a lovely glass of champagne, the beverage that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.  This is a must have edition for any serious collector and lover of champagne.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 12.5 × 10 × 10 in

Published: November 6, 2013

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1626360723

ISBN - 13: 9781626360723

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A Scent of Champagne: 8,000 Champagnes Tested and Rated

A Scent of Champagne: 8,000 Champagnes Tested and Rated

by Richard Juhlin
Foreword by Édouard Cointreau

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 12.5 × 10 × 10 in

Published: November 6, 2013

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1626360723

ISBN - 13: 9781626360723

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A luxury volume on the world's most elegant beverage--by world renowned champagne expert Richard Juhlin, with an introduction by Édouard Cointreau

In this beautiful and heavily illustrated volume  the world's foremost  champagne expert, Richard Juhlin takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and through the history of the beverage. With rich photography to accompany the text he explains how to arrange tastings, develop one’s sense of smell, and why the setting where you drink champagne is important.  He also includes personal anecdotes about his lifelong journey from teacher to connoisseur as well as  a reference guide describing and ranking an incredible 8,000 champagne houses, types, and vintages. 

Sit back and enjoy Juhlin’s graceful prose with a lovely glass of champagne, the beverage that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.  This is a must have edition for any serious collector and lover of champagne.

About the Author

Richard Juhlin is the number one champagne expert in the world and also holds the world record for champagnes tasted since 1998. He has written seven books, including Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide, The Great Tasting, and 4,000 Champagnes. He runs the Richard Juhlin Champagne Club and holds wine tastings and lectures around the world. He lives in Sweden.

Édouard Cointreau is the founder and president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. He is the president of Paris Cookbook Fair, president of the World Association of Food TV Producers, and president of Gourmand Magazine.

Richard Juhlin is the number one champagne expert in the world and also holds the world record for champagnes tasted since 1998. He has written seven books, including Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide, The Great Tasting, and 4,000 Champagnes. He runs The Richard Juhlin Champagne Club and holds wine tastings and lectures around the world. He lives in Sweden.

The founder and president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Edouard Cointreau was born  into the families of Cointreau liqueur on his paternal side and Cognac's Frapin and Remy Martin on his maternal side. His family has had vineyards since 1270.  He is the president of Paris Cookbook Fair, president of the World Association of Food TV Producers,  and president of Gourmand Magazine.

Editorial Reviews

“This book… would slake any Champagne enthusiast’s thirst for knowledge about the world’s most wondrous bubbly.”
—France magazine

“Juhlin is legendary for his Olympian sniffer.”
—Forbes.com,

“Best Cookbooks of 2013”
—Saveur

“For any dedicated drinker of bubbly–or admirers of ambitious undertakings, or just anyone who's a big fan of statistics–this massive book is an indispensable resource.”
—Saveur.com


“Perhaps no one in the world is more knowledgeable on the subject of champagne than Richard Juhlin.”
—DuJour

“an invaluable catalog of champagnes made and tasted.”
—The Daily Meal

“the most illuminating book on Champagne since Tom Stevenson's World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine…an ideal gift.”
—Austin Chronicle

“Juhlin’s best book to date, and one of the finest books on Champagne ever written.”
—WineReviewOnline


“Opulently illustrated and diligently written.”
—Newsday

“This miss–nothing, 400–page volume is the ultimate Champagne reference…The book is a beauty and would be a proud addition to your library or your coffee table. Stunning.”
—My New Orleans

“The Top Lists and Producers Section of Scent are the golden nuggets.”
The World of Fine Wine magazine