For pure magic, champagne has no equal. It is the emblem of refinement, of celebration, of uninhibited pleasure. One of the best protected wine appellations in the world, it reinforces the French art de vivre and contributes to its global fame and prestige. Since champagne was first conceived at the beginning of the 18th century, the region's visionary producers have progressed to open new markets and develop local terroirs. How did the cork-popping "devil's wine" become the blessed nectar of the gods? Whether made by independent vintners who grow grapes on their own land or produced by legendary houses, champagne remains an international success that shines in a category unto itself, beyond any other sparkling wine on earth.
From exceptional vintages to a range of more recent releases, this exclusive selection compiled by the world's top sommelier Enrico Bernardo spans three centuries and is illustrated by various tasting experiences, insightful tips and extraordinary anecdotes. He highlights the most remarkable bottles ever produced, all united by the impossibility of ever having them together in one cellar at the same time, hence the title of this book. This edition comes in a wooden case and is hand-bound and luxuriously crafted with hand-tipped labels, making it a must-have for all champagne lovers.
The dimensions are W 45.3 x L 50.1 x D 8.1 cm.