A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers
The rise and rise of a group of artisanal producers in Champagne over the last twenty 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.
In his foreword, multi-award-winning author Andrew Jefford has called Bursting Bubbles, ‘The most engaging book about leading Champagne growers I’ve read, full of insight and detail’ and ‘…the most refreshing, pretension-pricking, myth-busting and amusingly unfrothy book on the subject.’
‘...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
Reviews for Bursting Bubbles
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.
Tim James, Wine Mag
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
Bursting Bubbles should be in every wine drinker’s library, and mandatory reading for every sommelier and hospitality student. Highly recommended.
Hrayr Berberoglu, Winesworld Magazine
Bursting Bubbles by Robert Walters is the most provocative wine book I’ve read in a while.