What's in The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 by Tyson Stelzer?

The updated definitive guide to all things Champagne

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<i>The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 </i> by Tyson Stelzer

The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 by Tyson Stelzer [©Hardie-Grant]


This is a fully updated edition of the internationally acclaimed The Champagne Guide, by the winner of the 2011 Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award.

New in the 2018–2019 edition:

  • Independent assessments and ratings of more than 600 cuvées, fully updated based on recent tastings.
  • All the latest insights on the top 100 champagne producers, from the smallest growers to the largest houses.
  • A Hall of Honour to acknowledge the best producers in Champagne this year.
  • Highlights of all the best Champagnes of the year under $60, under $100, under $200, at any price, and the best blanc de blancs and rosé Champagnes.
  • Updated assessments of the past 20 vintages in Champagne.
  • Brand new chapters on top tips for buying Champagne and the art of matching Champagne and food.
  • All set off with photographs of the region by Tyson Stelzer and full-colour bottle images.

The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how Champagne is grown and made and how to buy, open, serve and store champagne. The ultimate guide for anyone planning a visit to a wine region, or wanting to replenish their cellar.


Praise for The Champagne Guide

His attention to detail is quite extraordinary, almost to the point of obsession. But, then, he is obsessed with Champagne. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

Wine snobs jog on – it's all 'bout the bubbly. From Barons de Rothschild to Bollinger, it'll help you pick the best drop. Cosmopolitan

This is the definitive guide to all things Champagne. Drinks Trade


About the author:

Tyson Stelzer was named The International Wine & Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year 2015, The Wine Communicators of Australia Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2015 and 2013, and The International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards.

He is the author of 15 wine books and a regular contributor to 15 magazines including Wine Spectator, Decanter, Australian Gourmet Traveller
Wine Magazine
and Wine Companion Magazine. He contributes sparkling wine reviews to the annual Halliday Australian Wine Companion and is a contributor to Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine, 3rd edition.

Tyson is also the host of the television series People of the Vines and the founder of the Teen Rescue Foundation to address teen alcohol abuse.

As an international speaker, he has presented at wine conferences in the UK, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Tyson is a regular judge and chairman at Australian wine shows. He personally hosts intimate champagne tours for an exclusive opportunity to explore, taste and dine at the finest houses and enjoy the best experiences that the region has to offer.

The Champagne Guide by Tyson Stelzer is published by Hardie Grant (Sydney, NSW; Nov 2017; Hb; 368pp, RRP A$49.99). Available at all good bookstores or directly from the author »

It can also be found to purchase online via booko.com.au »

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