My Champagne book launched in the USA

My pocket sized book on Champagne, has just been published in the USA by Princeton Architectural Press in their ‘Instant Expert’ series. Originally it was brought out at the end of 2012 by Hardie Grant (in the UK and Australia) and by Sueddeutsche Zeitung, in Germany, all under the series title, Le Snob. The layout and look of the revised book is pretty much the same while the series title is arguably an improvement. I’m hoping to get some good feedback from readers (and reviewers?) in the US via my website and twitter (ChampagneGuruUK). My book front Cover USA

Princeton wanted it to come out just before Valentine’s Day to take advantage of the expected surge in consumer interest in fizz. I’m not sure if they go as mad for rosé styles at this time of year as we do, but the USA was the second most important export market for pink champagne after the UK in 2012 (barely less than 100,000 bottles fewer) and once the detailed figures for 2013 are published next month, may have over taken us as the first pink market.

With this in mind I’m going to pick out a few more pink hued fizzes I favoured in the book and add them shortly to the top ten rosés already on the website.

You can get the new edition on Amazon:


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