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Champagne For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5216-8
286 pages
October 1999
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PART I: What Is Champagne?

Chapter 1: Champagne, the Region.

Chapter 2: Dom Perignon -- the Legend.

PART II: The Magic of the Bubbles.

Chapter 3: The Champagne Method.

Chapter 4: The Grapes of Champagne.

PART III: Styles of Champagne.

Chapter 5: Vintage and non-Vintage (Classic) Champagne.

Chapter 6: Variations on a Theme: Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, and Rose.

Chapter 7: How Sweet It Isn't.

PART IV: The Great Champagne Houses.

Chapter 8: The Top 25 Champagne Houses (A to L).

Chapter 9: The Top 25 Champagne Houses (M to Z).

Chapter 10: Grower and Co-operative Champagnes.

Chapter 11: The Champagne Trade Today.

PART V: Buying, Storing, and Serving Champagne.

Chapter 12: Practical Tips on Champagne.

Chapter 13: Tasting Champagne.

Chapter 14: Champagne with Food.

Chapter 15: Touring Champagne.

PART VI: Other Sparkling Wines.

Chapter 16: California and Other American Sparkling Wines.

Chapter 17: Sparkling Wines from the Rest of the World.

PART VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Answers to Ten Common Questions about Champagne.

Chapter 19: Ten Champagne Myths Exposed.

PART VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary of Champagne Descriptors.

Appendix B: Directory of Champagne Houses.

Appendix C: Champagne Vintages: 1978-1997.


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