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November 14, 2005

The World's Greatest Wine Estates

Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng

Robert M. Parker, Jr., the world’s most powerful and influential wine critic, explains in his new book, The World’s Greatest Wine Estates: A Modern Perspective, in detail, house by house, why Champagne is a noble wine after all. He states up front that this is the finest sparkling wine in the world and then goes on to focus on the top-of-the-line vintage wines from a selection of houses. In his elaborate description of the winemaking process and the singularity of the different styles of each of the seven Champagne houses he highlights, the reader gets a real sense of the grandeur and complexity of this exceptional wine.