Champagne Master Class

14 Video Lessons

Different styles, flavors, and techniques-During 14 in depth video lessons, Champagne master Richard Juhlin, teaches you everything you need to know about the most complex and extraordinary beverage on this planet.

The Ultimate Champagne Guide

In 297 downloadable pages, Richard summarizes his best knowledge from over 30 years in the Champagne industry. His top 100 best champagnes, the best growers, lesson recaps, tasting sheets, and much more. The ultimate guide for every Champagne lover!

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Champagne Master Class

Become a champagne expert

What is champagne really? Glamorous bubbles or France's greatest gift to the civilized world. Champagne - just taking the word in your mouth creates an air of glittering expectations, right? For almost three centuries, Champagne has been associated with luxury, flair, elegance, and glamor. There are few victories and festivities that have been celebrated without this golden drink. Let the no 1 Champagne expert in the world guide you through the wonderful world of Champagne!

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Tasting Sheet

Add a some fun & structure to your wine tasting experience by enjoying the wines ’blind.' The best way to taste Champagnes!

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Champagne Dictionary

A complete glossary of wine terminology with hundreds of easy to understand definitions, ensuring you'll soon master the language of Champagne.

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The Top 100

After having tasted champagnes from the 1800s until today, Richard began to feel quite sure of which ones are actually the very best. These are his top-hundred rankings.

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What is champagne really? Glamorous bubbles or France's greatest gift to the civilized world. Champagne - just taking the word in your mouth creates an air of glittering expectations, right? For… 

For nearly three centuries, champagne has been associated with luxury and glamor. There are not many of history’s most important victories and festivities that were not celebrated with this golden… 

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It is the geological conditions and the cooler climate that characterize the Champagne wine region. The mineral rich soil gives the beverage unique features, and the grapes develop complicated… 

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In this episode you will follow in the footsteps of Richard trough all the basics you need to know to fully enjoy & understand the wonderful world of Champagne. ✓ What is terroir & why should we… 

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The bread and butter of The Champagne industry ! Here are concepts such as cuvée, multivintage, blanc de blancs, tête de cuvée, cuvée préstige, extra brut, brut nature, œnothèque, RD, lieut-dits ...… 

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Blanc de blancs as a concept are much younger than one might think even though Chardonnay has been cultivated since the Romans founded the first vineyards in the area about 2000 years ago. 1911… 

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A French term, white of black, meaning a white wine from blue grapes. Blue grapes with clear grape flesh and grape juice can be obtained after minimal contact with the skins. Which gives a white… 

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Top of the pops ! It can be argued that the most important wine produced by the Champagne houses is the non-vintage vintage - multivintage - which serves as an introduction to Champagne for so many,… 

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Hand on the heart, would you let your newborn son be dressed in pink? Will you proudly court with a bouquet of pink roses on his graduation day? Hardly! No color is so highly valued and gender… 

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In this episode we look for different approaches for combinations of food and Champagne.We go beyond the picture of champagne alone aperitif or drink for celebration. We will explore the different… 

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Champagne’s immense storage capacity is one of the factors that divides the area’s wine from other districts. When, as a tourist, you visit the big houses, you often learn that champagne is a… 

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Would you like to learn a little more about champagne and quickly get the hang of what this wine has to offer? Is a serious wine tasting with specific tasting conditions the only way? Champagne, like… 

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I have mentioned Anselme Selosse several times before in all my books, partly because he is my favorite grower and partly because he is the most special winemaker in all of Champagne. Selosse's wines… 

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What is Champagne Hiking? TheChampagne Sommelier asked the simple question to Richard; We know that you went around the world drinking Champagnes in the most magnificent places you can imagine, but… 

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Laurent-Perrier is the biggest success story since World War II. The family firm was on the verge of going under in the early 1950s, but is now among the largest and most respected companies in all… 

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richard juhlin

Richard Juhlin is the number 1 champagne expert in the world. He holds the world record since 1998 in the number of champagnes tasted, having currently tasted over 11 000 different champagnes. In 2002, Juhlin got a “Merite de Agricole” from the French Ministry of Agriculture. Today, RJ is a free lance journalist writing for several magazines such as Spectacle du Monde, La Revue de Champagne, Wine International, Fine Wine and several others. Aside from television and writing, RJ is often consulted as a speaker all over the world. He also runs The Richard Juhlin Champagne Club and arranges travels to the district of Champagne.

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