The Art of Vintage: An Aesthetic Odyssey Through 20 Vintage Perrier-Jouet Champagnes
Jacqui Smal LLP | ISBN 9781906417345
Hardback – 456 pages
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Written by wine critic Serena Sutcliffe, historian Jean-Pierre Devroey and the art specialist Federico Simonti, the Art of Vintage offers us a fascinating, original and creative insight into the art and history of the times through the legendary vintages of Perrier-Jouet champagne, one of the most famous champagne houses in the world, well known for its Curee Belle Epoque and the Flower Bottle Champagne. From the oldest vintage champagne of 1825 to the first vintage of the new millennium in 2002, the book details the striking, delicate and pleasurable relationship between Art and Vintage. Each chapter is illustrated by a collection of relevant historical illustrations summarized over two pages with special and exclusive photography taken by the world-renowned Japanese photographer Makiko Takehara. Printed in a luxurious edition with forty pages on tracing-paper, the book is a work of art which will easily find a place in the library of art and epicurean lovers everywhere. Art of Vintage, more than any other book about wine, is an original and pleasurable experience, full of flavour and spirit, a journey that stimulates the senses and allows the reader to dream and to enjoy life. About the Authors Serena Sutcliffe is a master of wine and head of Sotheby's international wine department as well as a prominent writer on wine. Jean-Pierre Devroey, doctor in history, is the dean Philosophy and Literature in Bruxelles' University and is considered as one of the main specialists of Champagne and history. Federico Simonti is an historian in Architectural, Modern and Contemporary Art.