A Scent of Champagne
A Scent of ChampagneRichard Juhlin
Richard Juhlin has one of the best noses in the world and the extraordinary ability to evaluate and categorize aromas and tastes. He has attained worldwide fame as the number one Champagne expert and in 1997 was knighted in Champagne by the French Ministry of Agriculture. Richard has received a considerable number of awards and thanks to his unfailing enthusiasm for research into the subject, he has held the world record for Champagnes tasted ever since 1998; a number that now stands at an incredible 8000!
Richard Juhlin runs The Juhlin Champagne Company, a company that provides all forms of Champagne expertise. He writes newspaper articles, arranges trips, carries out cellar consultations and holds wine tastings and lectures across the globe. You can read more about the company on www.champagneclub.com.
Richard Juhlin is now also a well-known face in Norway thanks to the television programme Nesevis, which was broadcast on NRK in spring 2012.
A Scent of Champagne is Richard Juhlin’s seventh book. His previous books are: Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide (2008), 4 000 Champagnes (2004), 3 000 Champagnes (2002), The Great Tasting (2000) and Champagneboken (1995).
The very word Champagne arouses feelings in most of us and in this book, Richard Juhlin tells us everything there is to know and more besides about 8000 tasted and rated Champagnes.
The author takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and some intimate wine tastings around the dinner table. He openheartedly shares his methods with us and generously gives us concrete tips on how to arrange tastings, which food suits different Champagnes and how to make the most out of the experience by developing our sense of smell.
James Bond drinks Bollinger while Winston Churchill preferred Pol Roger. Advocates of Champagne have existed throughout history and popular culture and we can now follow Champagne as the luxury product it is and always has been among royalty, warlords, during La Belle Èpoque at the turn of the 20th century, via the Hollywood film stars of the 1940s to the hip-hop artists of today.
This book has been very personally written with anecdotes from Juhlin’s life and the chapters include ”100 Champagnes you ought to drink before you die” and ”Champagne is best enjoyed outdoors”. The author also tells us about his fantastic journey from his life as a PE teacher at a Swedish school to becoming a Champagne expert with commissions all across the globe. There is even a catalogue section that presents and ranks the district’s Champagne producers and gives in-depth descriptions of the different Champagne houses, types and vintages
A Scent of Champagne is richly illustrated with pictures taken by the photographer Pål Allan.
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