Press release -
Richard Juhlin The Best Champagne Critic In The World
Tastingbook.com selected the ’Best Champagne Critic in the world'.
[world’s largest wine information source - over 50 million wine & winery pages visits since 2016]
With over 43,000 wine professionals and wine lovers have spoken and selected the ’Best Champagne Critic in the world' ! So, finally there is no longer any confusion about it - now after 218,966 votes, we know who are the Best Wine Critics of the World !
’I feel so extremely honored receiving the prize as the ’Best Champagne Critic in the world’. It is a fantastic proof for me that my hard work over 33 years were not only for my own pleasure. To be able to share my enthusiasm over the most elegant and multifaceted wines in the world is a privilegued gift for which I will always be grateful. I hope all my fans worldwide will be pleased with my new Champagne Hiking app and the world leading platform Champagne Club launch in 2020’. - Richard Juhlin
Champagne is the language of luxury.
This is your dictionary.
Champagne is synonymous with celebration and luxury, and the world’s number one champagne expert, Richard Juhlin who holds the world record for most champagne tasted since 1998 – close to 12,000 unique champagnes. - embodies that message with graceful prose and gorgeous photography in a stunningly elegant new digital platform [champagneclub.com]
With a discerning palate, unmatched knowledge, and - in true French style - a sharp eye for elegance, Juhlin has crafted an invaluable on-line champagne guide. He was in 2013 awarded the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur - France’s high distinction reserved for those with flawless performance in their chosen trade by the former French President François Hollande.
Richard Juhlin is the world’s number one champagne expert, most famous for his skills in blind taste testing. Since 1998 he has held the world record for most champagne ever tasted, having tasted more than 12,000 different unique champagnes in his lifetime.
In 2013 Juhlin was awarded the Légion d’honneur. His additional awards include the Chevalier d’Arc in 1997 and the Mérite agricole from the French Ministry of Agriculture in 2002, and in 2003 at the annual Spectacle du Monde tasting in Paris he correctly identified 43 out of 50 champagnes. Juhlin is also credited with arranging one of the greatest champagne tastings ever held, a 1999 Stockholm Millenium tasting event spotlighting 150 of the best champagnes ever made.
Juhlin is the author of eight books, including Champagne Hiking, The Great Tasting and 3,000 Champagnes, all three of which received the prize for ‘Best Book on French Wines in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Another release, 4,000 Champagnes, received an important prize – ‘The International Champagne Writer of the Year Award’ in 2005 at The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards at Vinexpo in 2005.
’By listing more than 10,000 tasting notes of Champagne, Mr. Richard Juhlin has established himself as one of the best connoisseurs of Champagne in the world and one of the most influential promoters of this French know-how (savoir-faire). His outstanding work, carried out with determination for more than 20 years, has contributed significantly to the spread of Champagne in Sweden & the world, but also to the promotion of the Champagne-Ardenne region here. In appointing Richard Juhlin Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the French authorities wanted to pay tribute to his work of passion and promotion of Champagne’
by the French President François Hollande
‘The Mozart and Beethoven of wine today may be Robert Parker and Richard Juhlin. Robert Parker received the highest distinction in France, the Legion of Honor in 1999 from President Chirac. Richard Juhlin received the Legion of Honor from President François Hollande in 2013. As the Emperor of Austria might have said, Beethoven (and Parker) might make more noise, and Mozart (and Juhlin) may have too many notes, but both are beautiful for everyone and changed music (and wine) forever.'
Edouard Cointreau - CEO - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards