The Champagne Guide 2016-2017 edition by Tyson Stelzer

Latest edition of Tyson's guide released in November 2015

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The Champagne Guide 2016/2017 edition by Tyson Stelzer

The Champagne Guide 2016/2017 edition by Tyson Stelzer


The Champagne Guide 2016-2017 by Tyson Stelzer

This fully updated edition of the internationally acclaimed The Champagne Guide contains completely independent assessments, with profiles and ratings, of over 100 champagne producers—from the smallest growers to the largest houses. The wines have all been reviewed based on current tastings and the notes are accompanied by full colour bottle images.

The 2016–2017 edition features fully updated information on the distinction between houses and producers and how to avoid corked, stale and lightstruck champagnes, as well as a new section on vintages. The Champagne Hall of Honour ranks the best producers in Champagne this year and the best champagnes of the year under $60, under $100, under $200, at any price, and the best blanc de blancs, rosé and low- dosage champagnes.

The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how champagne is grown and made and how to buy, open, serve and store champagne. The ultimate guide for anyone planning a visit to a wine region, or wanting to replenish their cellar.


The Champagne Guide is published by Hardie Grant (Syd, NSW; hb; 360pp; RRP A$49.95). It is available in all good bookstores and online from the author at

About the Author:

Tyson Stelzer is a multi-award winning wine writer, television presenter and international speaker. He was named The International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015 in the International Wine & Spirit Competition, The Wine Communicators of Australia Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013 and The International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards.

As a television presenter, Tyson is the host of the People of the Vines series. He is the author of 15 wine books and a regular contributor to 15 magazines including Wine Spectator, Decanter, Qantas The Australian Way and Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine. He is the sparkling reviewer for the Halliday Wine Companion and is a contributor to Jancis Robinson's The Oxford Companion to Wine. He is a consultant to Qantas Airways First Class and Business Class champagne selection.

As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine conferences in the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He is a regular judge and chairman at wine shows throughout Australia and is a co-creator with UK wine writer Matthew Jukes of The Great Australian Red Competition and The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification.

He is a winner of the Award for the Best Food and Wine Writing in The Australian Food Media Awards and a finalist for the Best Wine/Food Guide Book in The Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.

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