Author: Peter Liem
About this book:
Based on six years of on-the-ground research and unprecedented access to actual Champagne growers, Champagne is the first book to actually describe producers and wines based on their terroir - enlightening readers by showing them exactly where, how, and by whom these great wines are made. Included in the slip case are the Louis Larmat vinicultural maps - the only detailed wine maps of the region, which were commissioned by the French government in the mid-1940s and have never appeared in print in English. The box set was shortlisted for the Andre Simon 2017 Drinks Book Awards.
About the author:
Peter Liem is an American wine writer, and author of ChampagneGuide.net, an award-winning and highly acclaimed online guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne. Following nearly a decade in the wine trade, he was a senior editor, critic and tasting director for Wine & Spirits magazine, and his writings on champagne, sherry and other wines have appeared in publications such as The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, The Art of Eating and The San Francisco Chronicle. Liem has also served as Champagne consultant for the 7th edition of The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.
In a similar vein, he has partnered with Daniel Johnnes of La Paulée de New York to create La Fête du Champagne, the most high-profile Champagne event in the United States to date. Making its debut in October of 2014, La Fête du Champagne featured a selected group of the region’s finest producers. Liem currently divides his time between New York City and Épernay, in the Champagne region of France, and he can frequently be found in the sherry country as well.
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