David White, Author of “But First, Champagne”

Knowledgeable wine enthusiasts have always revered Champagne. The region and its wines are associated with prestige and luxury, of course, but historically, most consumers kept champagne way back on the high shelf, reserving it for post-game blowouts, send-offs, and wedding toasts.

Over the past decade, however, an increasing number of wine enthusiasts have discovered the joys of champagne, especially when it’s made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Today, the region and its wines are in the midst of a renaissance. And thanks to a few key wine importers, thoughtful sommeliers, and the farm-to-table movement, consumers everywhere are finally paying attention.

In But First, Champagne, David White details Champagne’s history along with that of its wines, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers. White’s book brings a new perspective to a magical region that’s witnessed more heartbreak — and lubricated more celebrations — than anywhere else in the world. Packed with beautiful photographs,But First, Champagne is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, and foodies.


But First, Champagne:

A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine

By David White

With a foreword by Ray Isle, executive wine editor at Food & Wine

Skyhorse Publishing

October 18, 2016

Hardcover, $29.99

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