Book reviews 2015 – Champagne and Austria


For links to all of Tam's reviews of wine books published in 2015, see this guide.

The Champagne Guide 2016-2017 
The definitive guide to champagne 

Tyson Stelzer 
Hardie Grant Books 
£25, $34.99 

It's a paean to champagne. From the moment the book opens, describing 'silky light ... awakening dew-kissed chalk', Stelzer's unreserved passion for champagne is all over the pages. By the time I got to 'bronzed biceps hurling crates' and to where the 'icy touch of Champagne ... gives birth in its fruits', I was wondering whether Keats had collaborated.

With his third Champagne Guide, Australian Tyson...