Introducing The Champagne Guide Edition VII

It’s my immense pleasure to announce my biggest and most anticipated book launch yet – The Champagne Guide Edition VII!

The Champagne Guide Edition VII is in a new magnum-sized format! It’s more than 50 percent bigger than the previous edition and more than three times the size of the first five editions, featuring a record 1260 reviews in 1687 tastings from 142 houses across 880 pages and 460,000 words (that’s six average novels!). The book is more than two inches thick and weighs more than a magnum of champagne! This affords more space for more detailed introductions to each house and more in-depth reviews of every cuvée. Louis Roederer alone features 48 cuvées across 28 pages!

Champagne takes on additional dimensions, depth and complexity in time, and so too does The Champagne Guide! Over 14 years of frequent visits with all the chef de caves, principals and growers of note, I have dutifully recorded all of their stories, anecdotes and insights verbatim in my notes and for the first time I am delighted to share these in greater detail than ever before. This book is the wild fermentation of all the behind-the-scenes secrets that bring every cuvée, every house and every personality to life. These pages open a window into the champagne world to present to you a panorama wider, more detailed and more spectacular than ever. The Champagne Guide Edition VII is your invitation to take your champagne journey to all new depths!

The Champagne Guide is available for the very first time as a Limited Edition Leatherbound Hardback book exclusively direct from this site.

I am also proud to announce the very first Champagne Guide Gift Pack boxed with Champagne Stopper and Glass Polishing Cloth and Champagne Guide Limited Edition Leatherbound Gift Pack.

For a limited time only, receive a free copy of The Champagne Guide 2020-2021 hardback with every order of The Champagne Guide Edition VII.

Pre-orders are now open for dispatch in June.

Order your copies now.

Launch Dinners

We are thrilled to invite you to The Champagne Guide Edition VII Launch dinners in Perth, Brisbane, Barossa, Sydney and Melbourne in June and July!

Looking forward to sharing a glass with you over a rather large, magnum-sized book!

Praise for Editions I-VI

‘The best guide ever published on Champagne.’ – Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald

‘Tyson Stelzer has risen to become one of the most insightful and trusted champagne critics on Earth.’Chelsea Vintners, UK

‘The most comprehensive and finely wrought and written book on champagne I have ever seen.’ – Matthew Jukes, UK

‘A truly global publication and one of the most comprehensive of its type in the world.’ – The Age

‘Tyson Stelzer has been long regarded as one of the world’s leading commentators on Champagne.’ – Anne Krebiehl MW, The Buyer, UK

‘Attention to detail is quite extraordinary.’ – James Halliday

‘The definitive guide to all things Champagne.’ – Drinks Trade

‘The benchmark global reference to champagne.’ – goodfood.com.au

‘Like all good books, when you put this one down, you feel you know the players personally in all their Champenois resilience, variety and valour.’ – Michael Edwards, World of Fine Wine, UK