Peter Liem’s Champagne

Submitted by edawson on March 28, 2018 - 6:01pm
  • Champagne

We have a copy of Peter Liem’s recent book on Champagne, subtitled “The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region.”  It is a beautiful book, with gorgeous photography.  But what I find most interesting are the seven maps that are included--reproductions of maps drawn of the Champagne region in the 1940s.  Below is a review of the book from PUNCH:

“The world of Champagne as we know it has radically transformed in the past 20 years. Today, the growers making small-production wines are stars, and they have redefined the way we talk about Champagne. Peter Liem, founder of, captures all this: real people in real places. Yet with all the beautifully candid photography and meticulously reported detail, gathered during Liem’s years of living in the region, Champagne never falls into geekery. It’s lucid and humane, that sort of once-in-a-generation book that transforms how we think of a wine region. Also, wait, there’s more: Liem secured rights to the most detailed maps ever drawn of Champagne, in the 1940s, and reprints are included in a separate drawer.”

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