Praise for Bursting Bubbles by Robert Walters


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…the most refreshing, pretension-pricking, myth-busting and amusingly unfrothy book on the subject I’ve read.
Multi-award-winning author of The New France and columnist and contributing editor for both Decanter and The World of Fine Wine

In the tradition of Kermit Lynch’s Adventures on the Wine Route, Bursting Bubbles is a wonderful and informed exploration of the best grower Champagnes and the characters who make them. It shatters old myths and reveals new truths, making Champagne – the place and the wine – as intriguing, beautiful and magical as ever.
Award-winning author of Through a Sparkling Glass and columnist for and The World of Fine Wine

The most engaging book about leading Champagne growers I’ve read, full of insight and detail.

Rob Walters’ approach to Champagne (and to wine in general – and to life!) in this beautifully written book is so cheerful and entertaining that one risks not realising how thoughtful and informative it is as well - a risk that I would advise any wine lover to take without hesitation.
Award-winning co-author of The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain, and Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla and the co-founder of Equipo Navazos

... this is a meticulously researched and scholarly work but it is written with verve and wit. In addition to a fascinating historical examination, Walters explodes numerous myths, which will amuse any lover of wine trivia.
Australian Financial Review, Dec 2016

Walters rails against much current thinking, including that the grand crus producer the best wine. His thought-provoking and passionate book deserves a place on any wine nut's bookshelf.
Australian Financial Review, Dec 2016

There’s much to agree with in this book. It is well written and researched, a pleasure to read and Walters argues his case persuasively. Most importantly, at the same time as it engages in some hand-wringing about the way things are, it communicates a joy and enthusiasm for good Champagne. I whole-heartedly recommend it.
HUON HOOKE, April 2017

[Robert Walters'] book shows a masterly command of what is important in writing fastidiously crafted profiles of the top artisans of the montagne and côte he knows best.
The World of Fine Wine, Issue 55