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Champagne Tasting Journey book by Kaaren Palmer

Champagne, A Tasting Journey by Kaaren Palmer, edited by Clare Coney (ex Michael Joseph, Penguin Australia, Reed Books Australia)

ISBN 978-0-9945365-0-1

A unique approach to the appreciation and tasting of champagne wine, its history, the people and the terroir.

Presented in Reims during Champagne Week in April, the first print run sold out during the launch.

Deluxe 4-part soft cover, over 440 pages include a lavish quantity of full-colour photos, original maps, illustrations, diagrams, and both simple and complex blind tasting charts. Extensive appendices include endnotes, an excellent bibliography and glossary, amongst other features.

Structured in four parts:

Part One - History, Fundamentals of Making, Tasting & Production

Part Two – The Grapes, Land & Regions of Champagne, & their influences on the finished product

Part Three – Styles & Structures (of the drink and the industry)

Part Four – Themes of the Past, Present & Future

  • 44 chapters encompass history, production, the terroir, the people
  • Suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced connoisseur
  • Guided tastings with each chapter build knowledge with enjoyment
  • Not being tied to particular vintages, although the concept of vintage and the differences between them is well discussed, the book will enjoy a long shelf life.
  • Ideal for the individual or a group

All champagnes suggested for tasting are available in the principal English-speaking markets for champagne, namely the UK, the US and Australia. 

Complimentary tasting worksheets on chapter topics are available online at


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