The rise and rise of a group of artisanal producers in Champagne over the last 20 years has challenged everything we thought we knew about this famous region. In Bursting Bubbles, Robert Walters takes us on a journey to visit these great growers. Along the way, he reveals a secret history of Champagne and dispels many of the myths that still persist about this celebrated wine style. Controversial and ground breaking, Bursting Bubbles will change the way you think about Champagne.
About the Author
Robert Walters is a respected wine merchant, vineyard owner, and writer with more than 25 years of experience in the trade. His deep knowledge of the Champagne region comes from working with some of the pre-eminent growers of Champagne from Europe, Australia, and New Zealand for close to 15 years, giving him a unique perspective.
"The most provocative wine book I’ve read in a while." —Guardian
"An absolute pleasure to read from start to finish . . . Whether you consider yourself an expert on Champagne, or you’ve never popped a cork in your life, Bursting Bubbles has plenty to offer both ends of the spectrum and everyone in between." —Andrea Frost, The Good Wine Shop
"Robert Walters writes not because he wants to sell more; he simply thinks that the wines are brilliant and that the story of their creators should be told." —The World of Fine Wine
"Bursting Bubbles is about tradition, it’s about revolution—the ever-changing competition in carbonation and taste—and is oh so worth the read." —Drink Me Magazine
"His prose is fluent and concise and he is like an entertaining, if slightly bossy, tour guide to his favourite growers. I would dearly love him to write more." —Fizzicality
"It’s a brilliant and appealing book, and the story it tells is fascinating and compelling—leaving me thirsty to try some of the wines that are its subject." —Wine Magazine South Africa
"This is part history lesson, part travel adventure story and wholly entertaining to read. It reminds me of Kermit Lynch’s ‘Adventures On The Wine Route’ with an Australian accent." —The Wine Depository
"Refreshingly iconoclastic ." —The Age, Australia
"The most refreshing, pretension-pricking, myth-busting and amusingly unfrothy book on the subject I’ve read.” —Andrew Jefford, author, The New France
"This is a meticulously researched and scholarly work but it is written with verve and wit. In addition to a fascinating historical examination, Walters explodes numerous myths, which will amuse any lover of wine trivia." —Australian Financial Review