LEARN MORE ABOUT CHAMPAGNE IN A FEW WEEKS THAN MOST SOMMELIERS WILL LEARN IN A LIFETIME.
(even if you're a champagne virgin)
Watch, listen and learn as some of the finest vignerons in Champagne explain their skills and secrets
See with your own eyes.
Over 50 videos featuring 18 of the region's leading champagne makers explaining the secrets of champagne
over 10 hours of content
Hundreds of images
A quiz with each module to test your knowledge
Maps and charts to download
Explanation of wine terminology
Q & A facility to ask any questions you want
Hours of material to watch as often as you want
and many more
Become a Champagne expert and have fun too
What to look forward to inside My Champagne Expert
1 - Where exactly is Champagne and what makes it special?
Geography, geology and the role of chalk.
2 - The grapes and the regions
There's more to Champagne than meets the eye.
Regions, sub-regions and umpteen variations.
3 - The Quaility Ladder and planting regulations
Not all grapes are equal and...
you can't just plant vines wherever you want, either.
4 - The structure of Champagne industry.
Who owns what, who sells what, who does what.
Squaring the circle.
5 - A year in the vineyards
Lots of work and then some more.
Organic and biodynamic champagne.
6 - The harvest
In full swing.
It's not a holiday!
7 - Pressing & fermentation
The pressure is on.
The juice becomes wine.
8 - The art of blending
Around the kitchen table.
9 - From wine champagne
Bottling and ageing.
Getting ready for sale.
10 - Choosing, tasting and serving champagne
The four questions.
Getting the most out of each bottle.
A quiz at the end of each module
Maps and charts to download
A unique insight into Champagne
Your host -Jiles Halling
At this point you’re probably wondering who I am and why you should listen to anything I say about champagne – they are fair questions, so let me answer them.
I first went to live in Champagne back in 1996 when I was recruited to work in Moët & Chandon’s headquarters in Epernay. I was Area Manager for Asia and later for Japan and Australia and I was responsible for sales of Moët & Chandon and of Dom Pérignon in those markets.
Wow, what a job. All the glamour and glitz that you might imagine, but above all what an opportunity to learn about champagne at first hand, all day, every day from people who were born and bred in Champagne. I was one of very few non-French people in the company and it was a real privilege.
After 7 years with Moët I returned to the UK where I started what was, without doubt, one of the first online businesses selling grower champagnes, but the appeal of Champagne was strong so I returned to my home in Champagne where for many years I was the only non-French sales and marketing consultant in the region for the independent champagne makers.
During a total of 17 years living and working in Champagne, meeting and talking with champagne makers every day and seeing with my own eyes what goes on in each season of the year, I built up a depth of knowledge that, to be honest, few people from outside Champagne ever have the chance to acquire. I’m not saying this to boast, it’s just a fact.
What others have said
I’ve packed as much of that experience into My Champagne Expert as I can, but you may be wondering if it’s as good as I say it is. The best way to put your mind at ease is to share some of the testimonials I have received from readers of my book ‘ The Insider’s Guide to Champagne’ and from people who have taken part in one of my exclusive champagne tours.
First the book
I learned more about champagne from your book, The Insider’s Guide To Champagne, than any other book, tasting or chateau visit I have had the pleasure of attending.
I was fascinated with every page – just wanted to read on and on until tiredness overcame me and I fell asleep. Your book is MUST for anyone who wants to know about champagne .
Having read Tom Stevenson's book 'Champagne and Sparkling Wine' I found that there was too much of his own opinion involved, which leant heavily towards the Grandes Marques. Your book is refreshingly informative and much less focussed on yourself, so I would recommend it above Tom Stevenson, (I know, unbelievable isn't it).
Your book is so informative and brilliantly written giving all the information in an exceptionally readable style which is so rare these days. It was so enjoyable that when I reached the end I wanted to start all over again! I did, and if possible it was even more enjoyable.
And the tours
Though I work in the wine industry, Jiles nonetheless imparted a great deal of knowledge and made my trip very educational and fun
Jiles's knowledge of Champagne production and the Champagne region really is second to none.
We learnt so much about Champagne, both the beverage & the beautiful area.
We really enjoyed chatting to the champagne makers themselves – it was such a close & pe&sonal experience.
Without your involvement, it wouldn't have been half as much fun!
Get started now
I hope that you can see now that there will be a lot to learn and to enjoy in My Champagne Expert and you can get started right away by clicking on the button below .
My Champagne Expert comprises 10 modules each lasting about 1 hour. The entire course is delivered online so that you can study it at your leisure whenever it suits you. You don’t have to travel to a lecture in a place and at a time that may not suit you.
You can re-read the content and watch the videos again and again as many times as you like, you have access to the course for life.
You get all this, plus the quizzes and downloads for just $179 US dollars
(approximately £145 sterling* / €160 euros* + sales tax for residents of Europe)
* actual price charged will vary according to the exchange rate
No Risk Guarantee If, for whatever reason, after completing all 10 modules of My Champagne Expert you feel that it did not offer you great value for money as well a huge amount of information, just let me know by email at email@example.com and I will refund your money with no questions asked.
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