Book that sparkles with knowledge
ON THE GRAPEVINE
TOM Stevenson is a world authority on sparkling wines and he has set up his own World Championships to discover the best sparkling wines in the world. With the help of Australian Dr Tony Jordan who has made Chandon wines in Australia and consulted around the world, and Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, hundreds of sparkling wines were tasted and judged. The results are in his new book, Champagne and Sparkling Wine Guide 2015 (Price Sinclair Publishing, £29.99). This book isn’t just a list of tasting notes; it brings together Stevenson’s knowledge from a career following sparkling wine development. His top choice? Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002. This is a book that lifts the gloss from champagne and sparkling wines and tells you exactly who is making what and how.