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The Champagne books by Richard Juhlin

Welcome to the world of Champagne books of the no1 champagne expert in the world.

Richard Juhlin is the author of eight books, including Champagne Hiking, The Great Tasting & 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.

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Champagne is the language of luxury.

This is your dictionary.

Richard Juhlin


No9 

CHAMPAGNE MAGNUM OPUS [ 13,000 Champagnes ]

Currently Richard Juhlin is working on his 9th book. In this epic book - an encyclopedic and nerdy book, if You will - Richard Juhlin will take You on a journey to Champagne. The book will be published in the spring ’21.

1. MY CHAMPAGNE PHILISOPHY

2. THE HISTORY OF CHAMPAGNE

3. CHAMPAGNE - THE REGION & THE WINE 

4. THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE VILLAGES & TERROIRS 

5. HOW TO ENJOY CHAMPAGNE

6. TO TRAVEL IN CHAMPAGNE

7. GASTRONOMY & CHAMPAGNE

8. CHAMPAGNE HIKING

9. VINTAGES IN CHAMPAGNE

10. CHAMPAGNE THE PRODUCERS

11. CHAMPAGNE FACTS & STATISTICS

12. MAPPING AND EVALUATION OF 12,000 CHAMPAGANS

13. TOP LISTS & CURIOSITY

No8

CHAMPAGNE HIKING - 100 best Champagne Locations in the World [published 2017]

Why Champagne Hiking?

’My hunt for new champagne experiences has brought me to the most beautiful and exciting places. My favourite memories are linked to the moments when I enjoyed well selected champagnes in harmony with the beauty of nature. For a long time I have been analyzing why a certain champagne tastes best at a particular time in a particular place. Travelling to optimize champagne experiences is the starting point for this book. I have called this concept CHAMPAGNE HIKING.

There is an increased understanding that all of our senses contribute when we experience pleasure. Factors such as location, company, and mood will affect the overall experience. When attending play or concert, this has long been a matter of course, but within the world of gastronomy this is a fairly recent realisation. This revolutionary idea is championed by fantastic food creators such as Heston Blumenthal, at The Fat Duck. As the guests take the first bite of a wonderful seafood dish, they might be offered sounds of waves hitting the shore, seagulls shrieking, and a light mist smelling of the sea. If he could, he would move you to the beach where the oysters were collected. While physical transportation is impossible, the divine champagne in the cooler bag will momentarily move your being the to the optimal location, one bottle at the time. And I will tell you how.’

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Champagne Hiking received the prize ‘Hall of Fame in the wine cathegory’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2018. The photographer Pål Allan also won the price for ’Best Wine Photography’ for this epic master piece.

No7

A SCENT OF CHAMPAGNE - 8,000 Champagnes [published 2013]

Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the world, as many labels of sparkling wines bear the name in error. True champagne comes only from the French province of Champagne and contains three specific grape varieties. But figuring out more about the wine can be confusing: what is the difference between cuvee de prestige, blanc de noirs, and rose? What is the best kind of food to pair with champagne? How many different kinds of sweetness are there? What is the best method of storage? Richard Juhlin, the world's foremost champagne expert, answers these questions and more as he takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and through the history of the drink. He explains how to arrange tastings and develop one's sense of smell, and why the setting where you drink champagne is important, including personal anecdotes about his lifelong journey from PE teacher to connoisseur. Also included is a catalog section that describes and ranks different champagne houses, types, and vintages. Sit back and enjoy Juhlin's graceful prose with a lovely glass of champagne, the sparkling wine that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.

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A Scent of Champagne received the prize ‘Hall of Fame in the wine cathegory’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2014.

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After this book was published and another 2,000 champagnes where tasted Richard Juhlin was awarded the honor of Legion d’Honneur by the French President François Hollande.

’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’

No6

CHAMPAGNE GUIDE [published 2008]

Take Juhlins best selling 4,000 Champagnes, add three years of dedicated tasting and 2,500 more sparkling wines and you have the most current, authoritative and comprehensive Champagne guide on the market. Simple to use, packed with information and loaded with Juhlins engaging style, with this book you can make the most of your stay in Champagne, or your browsing experience in your local wine store.

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Champagne Guide received the prize for ‘Best Wine Guide’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2008.

No5

4,000 CHAMPAGNES [published 2005]

4,000 Champagnes is an open invitation to get to know this wine better. Richard Juhlin writes with authority and passion about the history of the wines of Champagne, methods ancient and modern, growing conditions, food matches, how to read a Champagne label, sparkling wines from around the world, a tour of the towns and villages of the region, and world-famous Champagne lovers such as Winston Churchill, James Bond, and Marilyn Monroe. The largest and groundbreaking part of the book is made up of over 4,000 tastings in which the author describes each Champagne house and allots a score of 1 to 100 for each of the wine he tasted. The book also includes useful addresses, the author's '100 Best Champagnes', Champagne statistics, and an indispensable glossary, making 4,000 Champagnes the ultimate guide to this effervescent drink.

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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.

No4

3,000 CHAMPAGNES [published 2002]

In this magnificent work, the reader gets inspiration and knowledge from Richard Juhlin, one of the world's authorities on champagne, who assesses and gives a detailed evaluation of 3,000 different champagnes. The book also contains a comprehensive review of the history of bubbling wine and recipes from a number of top restaurants in the Champagne wine district and in Sweden.

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3,000 Champagnes received the prize for ‘Best Book on French Wines in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2003.

No3

CHAMPAGNE - THE GREAT TASTING [published 2001]

In this dream project Richard Juhlin tells the story behind his dream - tasting the top100 champagnes of the last mIllenium. During a couple of days during the beginning of the summer in 1999 a group of international tasters such as Sotheby’s Champagne expert Serena Sutcliff, the French wine writer Michel Dovaz, editor & founder of Wine Magazine Robert Joseph, danish wine writer & importer Jörgen Krüff, Swedish wine writer Anders Röttorp & sommelier Josephine Nordlind (now Edelskog) tasted these golden bubbles.

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The Great Tasting received the prize for ‘Best Book on French Wines in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2003.

In 2002 Richard Juhlin was knighted Chevalier de Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French Ministry of Agriculture. 

No2

2,000 CHAMPAGNE [published 1999]

2,000 champagnes to the year 2000 and beyond ! In the first book of its kind, Richard Juhlin explores the history and culture of the world’s greatest wine and systematically tastes and judges 2,000 champagnes. The #1 champagne expert in the world. - Famous for his skills in blind tasting. Richard Juhlin is renowned for his expertise in all things champagne.

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2,000 Champagnes received the prize for ’Best Wine Book of the year’ in 2000 & ‘Best Book on French Wines in the World’ 2001 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

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No1

CHAMPAGNBOKEN [published 1995]

The written debute by Richard Juhlin. The very first book on Champagne in Sweden written by the worlds no1 expert on Champagne. 1,225 champagnes reviewed. 

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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 ]

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About Richard Juhlin

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.

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’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

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‘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

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Champagne is the language of luxury. This is your dictionary.

Richard Juhlin is the world’s number one champagne expert, most famous for his skills in blind taste tasting. Since 1998 he has held the world record for most champagne ever tasted, having tasted more than 13,000 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 nine books, including Champagne Magnum Opus, 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.

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’By listing more than 12,000+ 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

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