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Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide 2003

by Tom Stevenson

Free book download!

Tom Stevenson's Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide has become a fixture on the annual wine guides scene; the world's most authoritative, in-depth and up-to-date buyer's guide for fizz. This year, for the first time, the latest edition of the guide is being offered as a download exclusively from totally free of charge!


  Tom Stevenson explains: "A combination of problems in the one year when I was supposed to be updating my Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine (published July 2003) delayed both that book and this one. When I finally finished the fizz guide, it was far too late for me to contemplate selling it. It was no one else's fault, and not only did I feel a debt to those who had submitted their wines in good faith, but also did not want to let down my readers, who expected another edition. The only honourable course was to update the notes with wines I had tasted in the meantime, and offer my last edition for free" (cover © Cephas).

Exclusively available through this site, simply click on the button below to download the entire 228-page book, to be printed off at home. There is absolutely nothing to pay, no need to register, and no strings attached.

This is an amazingly generous offer from Tom Stevenson. As someone who has bought the previous editions of his book, I recognise what a valuable resource it is. This downloadable book is the entire work as it would have been published. Hopefully many thousands of people will download it and derive a lot of pleasure from it.

The book is presented as a .PDF file. It is a large file (almost 1 megabyte) and downloading it should take anything between 10 seconds on Broadband, and a couple of minutes on a slow dial-up modem. Most modern browsers should be able to access the file:

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