Foreword. Introduction. PART I: What Is Champagne? Chapter 1: Champagne, the Region. Chapter 2: Dom Perignon -- the Legend. PART II: The Magic of the Bubbles. Chapter 3: The Champagne Method. Chapter 4: The Grapes of Champagne. PART III: Styles of Champagne. Chapter 5: Vintage and non-Vintage (Classic) Champagne. Chapter 6: Variations on a Theme: Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, and Rose. Chapter 7: How Sweet It Isn't. PART IV: The Great Champagne Houses. Chapter 8: The Top 25 Champagne Houses (A to L). Chapter 9: The Top 25 Champagne Houses (M to Z). Chapter 10: Grower and Co-operative Champagnes. Chapter 11: The Champagne Trade Today. PART V: Buying, Storing, and Serving Champagne. Chapter 12: Practical Tips on Champagne. Chapter 13: Tasting Champagne. Chapter 14: Champagne with Food. Chapter 15: Touring Champagne. PART VI: Other Sparkling Wines. Chapter 16: California and Other American Sparkling Wines. Chapter 17: Sparkling Wines from the Rest of the World. PART VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Answers to Ten Common Questions about Champagne. Chapter 19: Ten Champagne Myths Exposed. PART VIII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary of Champagne Descriptors. Appendix B: Directory of Champagne Houses. Appendix C: Champagne Vintages: 1978-1997. Index. Book Registration Information.
Ed McCarthy is a Certified Wine Educator, a regular contributor to Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Journal, and the coauthor of four previous For Dummies(R) wine books.