The most irresistibly glamorous of wines, champagne is the bottle we reach for on special occasions. But today, with so many affordable sparkling wines available, we dont need a particular celebration to open a bottle of bubbly. In this fascinating, beautifully illustrated book, award-winning food and drink writer Fiona Beckett pulls the cork on exactly what goes into a champagne bottlefrom the unique terroir of the Champagne region to the magical addition of older reserve winesand reveals a whole New World of outstanding sparklers. She explains different champagne styles and offers inspired wine and food pairings with both classic and contemporary dishes. Theres advice on how and where to buy and store champagne. And, for cocktail lovers, a dazzling selection of champagne cocktails for all seasons.