Books & Gadgets: Champagne, Uncorked by Alan Tardi

The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World’s Most Celebrated Drink 

I am huge bibliophile and after making the decision to study wine, I realized many of my books had slowly moved into the nerd aspect of studying not just for a test, but to be wowed. Alan Tardi’s Champagne, Uncorked: The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World’s Most Celebrated Drink did just that. Alan spent an entire year in Reims studying what makes Krug champagne so special and the people behind its celebrated grapes. Alan makes you feel you are in the car riding with the growers and winemakers on the quest to make the perfect bottle of champagne. This book should be on every oenophile’s bookshelf.


Julia Coney

Partner (Washington DC, USA)

Julia spent over twenty years working in the legal field before switching careers to become a luxury  writer and consultant focusing on travel, wine, and lifestyle. She has worked with American Airlines, Celebrity Cruises, Marriott, Starwood, the Estee Lauder Companies, Visit France Tourism, Barbados Tourism, Savannah Tourism, Belize Tourism, the Four Seasons companies, and more.

Julia has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Texas Monthly, New York Magazine, Ebony, Essence, Glamour, print and online publications.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Julia currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area where she writes and consults with various companies while studying for her WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 2 exam. 

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