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The Champagne Stories, January 2023, Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin

The Champagne Stories, January 2023, Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin

So what have Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin been up to lately? Quite a lot actually! A new year and many exiting new Champagne projects will be launched. So stay tuned for that.

Visit @ Krug

Richard & Björnstierne got a personal invitation by the new CEO of Krug—Manuel Rehman to taste a vertical of 2002—Clos du Mesnil, Clos d’Ambonnay, Millésime, Grand Cuvée Finesse (2002-base). As an apéro we tasted a vertical of Grand Cuvée Collection with Julie Cavil & Olivier Krug. (158ème Edition’, 160ème Edition, 163ème Edition Finesse’, 164ème Edition, 170ème Edition) The result You can find in the #app #Champagne #Club.

Visit @ Bollinger

Earlier that day we went to Aÿ to congratulate our dear friend Denis Bunner to the official appointment as chef de caves @ Bollinger. As You might know by now Richard is the first person outside the house of Bollinger to taste new wines & vintages that will be released by the house. Denis Bunner showed us the 2 new releases that will be presented in the market during 2023. Stay tuned for these world class champagnes!

Tasting Notes

In the life of Richard Juhlin a lot is evolving round new vintages & new releases of champagnes. The Tasting library contains 14,400+ unique tasting notes & reviews 300 new since December. The goal was to hit 14,000 for the international version of ’Champagne Magnum Opus’ (publishing date planned for April’23) but already in August the magic number was hit! Some of the latest releases tasted by Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin;

The Champagne Club Awards ’22 (collaboration by Twenty Studios)

Or shall we call it “The Richards”?! Instead of ‘The Champagne Oscars’ ? On this the last day of a year we want to sum-up the year of 2022 from a Champagne perspective. In 20 categories we hand out awards for this years most memorable Champagnes & Champagne related topics!

VIP-trip to Champagne (Monday 24th of April—Thursday 27th of April ’23)

Richard & Björnstierne just came back after two (!) trips to our beloved Champagne. Now our energy is at the highest level. Every spring and autumn we travel with a VIP-group to Champagne. Planned visits; Charles-Heidsieck, Taittinger, Krug, Bollinger, Dom Pérignon, Louis Roederer, Deutz, Egly-Ouriet & Selosse.

The next VIP-trip will be in April ’23.

6,000,000 Views @ champagneclub.com

We are very happy to announce that our new web have been flying since the re-launch in September’20. We just passed 6 million viewed pages. Thank You all for sharing our passion for Champagne! 

Champagne Hiking Bag

Three Swedish artisans launch an exclusive champagne hiking bag—Palmgrens, Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin and Reijmyre Glass company. Together with Richard Juhlin and Reijmyre Glasbruk, Palmgrens presents a hiking bag – a unique fusion of leather, champagne and crystal glass, where nature acts as a frame and engages all the senses. The hiking bag was presented in Palmgren’s store in Stockholm on November 10, 2022.

The Champagne Hiking Bag

A meeting between three Swedish craftsmen. Made to order, available in January, 2023. To know more, please contact info@palmgrens.se.

Champagne Master Class by Richard Juhlin

Let the world’s number one Champagne expert in the world guide you through the wonderful world of Champagne. Richard Juhlin; most famous for his skills in blind tasting, he has held the world record for most Champagne ever tasted—close to 14,000 unique Champagnes! Not only has he enjoyed one of the world’s best Champagne, he also designed Champagne glasses, and he wrote multiple books about Champagne. His book “A scent of Champagne” was translated into five languages and won the prestigious title ‘Best wine book in the world’ at the World Cook Book Awards in Beijing. If there’s one person who could share his knowledge and enthusiasm for France’s greatest gift, it’s Richard.

13 highly rated lessons

Learn about the history of Champagne, the different styles and flavours and the process of making Champagne.

2 hrs 52 min of exclusive video

Exclusively for Cheflix, Richard Juhlin shares his passion and knowledge about Champagne.

New award for Champagne Magnum Opus (November ’22)

In November’22 Richard Juhlin was awarded “Best Wine Book of the year” by Svenska Måltidsakademien for the epic book Champagne Magnum Opus. The international version will be published & distributed på Rizzoli in March—April ’23. Stay tuned. This is a grand and luxurious compendium on the most elegant beverage by world-renowned champagne expert Richard Juhlin. Buy Champagne Magnum Opus (@ Amazon, @ Alibris, @ Barnes & Noble, @ Books-a-Million).

Champagne Hiking (season ’23)

Summer means drinking Champagne outdoor in our hemisphere in Scandinavia and Europe. We just love the chameleon that Champagne is and its possibility to adapt and to the environment. Below is som inspiration for next Champagne Hiking season. Richard shot some tastings during Champagne Hiking this summer in …

  • The island of Gotland with Dom Perignon ’04 and ’13

  • The island of Gotland with Pierre Peters ’14

  • The island of Gotland with Paul Bara ’15

  • Meteora in Greece with Louis Roederer Cristal ’06

  • Meteora in Greece with Louis Roederer ’Blanc de Blancs ’ 04

  • Beach hiking in Greece with Laurent Perrier ’Cuvée Alexandra Rosé ’04

  • Hiking on the terrace at Hotel Regina Isabella - Ischia (italy) with Dom Ruinart ’10

  • Hiking with a great view in Ischia (italy) with Guy Charlemagne Mesnillésime ’14 and Les Coulmets ’14

  • Hiking on the island of Lidingö, where Richard lives—Legras & Haas @ Hustegaholm (sweden)

  • Hiking during a friends 60th birthday weekend in Finland—Krug & Cristal @ Haikko Manor (finland)

  • The Champagne #Sommelier went to London to taste Deutz Les Berceaux @ Pan Pacific Hotel (United Kingdom)

  • Hiking while premiere tasting Bollinger ‘La Côte aux Enfants’ 2012 (sweden)

  • Champagne Friday 37.0—Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 1999 in Paris (france)

  • Champagne Friday 38.0—Hervé d’Antan chef des caves of Lanson in Verzenay (france)

  • Champagne Friday 39.0—Amour de Deutz 2011 @ Deutz in Aÿ (france)

Download the #app (You use the same logon and password as for the web). Share Your best experiences with out door #life and Champagne enjoyments. What’s Your best Champagne Hiking spots? What will You be bringing?

Special winter offer for membership

We offer You the possibility to get two years access to the web plus the #app “Champagne Club” for the cost of one year—€ 65 (use the code VIP 2022).

Richard Juhlin x Rarewine Invest (3 episodes)

Welcome to the three episodes of Meet The Wine Critic. In this series, we will bring you closer to the authorities of the wine world.

The Annual Richard Juhlin Tasting’22

For the twelfth year in a row, Richard Juhlin organized “The Richard Juhlin Champagne Tasting” on Lidingö outside Stockholm. Previously, the selected tasting group from Champagne Club has, among other things, tasted the market’s leading blanc de blancs, rosé, prestige cuvées and comparisons between a number of vintages.

Two new gold medals for Champagne Magnum Opus—Gourmand Cookbook Awards (june’22)

In November’21 Richard Juhlin was awarded Gold for the book “A scent of Champagne”. This year RJ is nominated as “Winer author of the year” and “Best French Wine Book” for the epic book Champagne Magnum Opus. Past week in Umeå, a city in the north of Sweden ot was time for Gourmand Cookbook Awards. Unofficial world championship for cook books and books on drinks. Richard Juhlin was awarded two new gold medals. The two gold medals was awarded to Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin & Richard Juhlin in the categories; Best French Wine Book and Wine Author of the Year. The selection of the Gourmand Awards give an overview of the best around the world. There are 1,558 selections from 227 countries and regions. It is the maximum we ever had. There are 1,393 for Food Culture and 165 for Drink Culture. Exiting news is that “Champagne Magnum Opus” will be published in English by Rizzoli in December ’22.

The Concept Friday Champagne

Every Friday The no1 Champagne expert in the world will taste new and old Champagnes to give you a tip or two for the weekend.

Recipes— champagne and food

Need gastronomical inspiration? we’ve posted a lot of recipes by Tommy Myllymäki from the gastronomical chapter from the new book “Champagne Magnum Opus”. Each month Champagne Club will share recipes and menus for those of you who do not think it is enough to drink champagne as aperitif. The recipes comes from travel in Champagne, memorable restaurants in Sweden and internationally, unforgettable meetings between champagne, food and people.

The Interviews 5 bottles and 5 questions

Every bottle tells a story. What’s Yours? Every week we interview people in the world of Champagne on their iconic bottles. So far we’ve interviewed Champagne lovers from Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Lithuania, Hungary. Latvia, US, UK, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Greece, Australia, Japan, Kazakstan, South Africa, Finland, Romania, Slovenia, Canada and Singapore.

The Champagne Interview with cellar masters

Every bottle tells a story. What’s Yours? Every week we interview people in the world of Champagne on their iconic bottles. Now & then TheChampagneSommelier will interview some of the true people of Champagne. He will ask a few questions about their company, their profession, current trends, et cetera.

We had a bubbly chat with Pierre Larmandier, from Larmandier-Bernier, Charles Philipponnat från Philipponnat, Alice Tétienne, Cellar Master from Champagne Henriot in Reims & Bertrand Lhôpital, Cellar Master from Champagne Telmont in Damery.

The App—Champagne Club and Champagne Hiking

Welcome to the champagne world’s instagram! As a member in Champagne Club You can access the app with the same log-in.

Now we ask You to be an ambassador of the app and to fill the app with all your fantastic Champagne Hiking photos and experiences (both old and new photos can be used.) The new concept is as simple as it is wonderful for the champagne lover.

You post your own champagne experiences in different places. Find a great spot, take a picture of an open bottle and glass when you drink champagne. Post it in the app. Share it in the app and social media, build your own champagne community. Post Your tasting note and score and compare with Richard Juhlins tasting note and score. Have fun with Champagne Hiking!

In the new app you will find more than 14,400+ unique tasting notes and scores by Richard Juhlin (you can put in your own tasting notes), You can enjoy ’Champagne Hikings’ (post your own hikings, build champagne clubs with friends, follow leaderboards, read the book Champagne Hiking, listen to all the chapters in the book, post them on social media et cetera). The concept “Champagne Hiking” is available in both as a book and a new app (both for iOS and Android). Champagne is the language of luxury. This is your dictionary.

Here is a list of your premium partners

Reijmyre Glass Company

Our partner and manufacturer of the premium champagne glass “Richard Juhlin by Reijmyre”. Reijmyre glassworks dates from 1810, when it was founded in 1810 by Johan Jacob Graver and Baron Mattias Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg. Reijmyre is one of Sweden’s oldest and still active glassworks. The mill is known for genuine craftsmanship and stylish design in both clear crystal and colored glass. At Reijmyre, everything is made entirely by hand. Reijmyre is perhaps mainly characterized by characteristic glass design, combined with form and function in fantastic colors, especially red, green and blue. In 2021, furnace 3 in the cabin was prepared and commissioned.


Our publishing company for the new epic book “Champagne Magnum Opus”. Founded in 2017, Mondial is a sharp and agile publishing house with a broad and eclectic book list. Our focus is bringing accessible, interesting books to a broader market. We specialize in narrative non-fiction, journalism, current affairs and high-profile biographies. Having said this—we love surprises: so we could publish just about anything with potential. We publish around 40 titles a year.

Frankenstein Studios

Frankenstein Studios is a design and advertising agency and was founded in 2007 by Pontus Frankenstein. Renowned for its versatility and eclectic executions, the studio in content-driven and based on an expertise in building brands within popular culture. We offer design and communication consultancy for our clients that enhance the profitability of their businesses. We grow strategies, create concepts, develop brands and their identities through visual and tangible communication. Using imagery, spaces, campaigns, objects and films for our clients, we translate must have status into sales volume.

Rizzoli Publications

Rizzoli New York joined such prestigious American institutions as Tiffany’s, Saks, and Cartier when it first opened the Rizzoli Bookstore on Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the following years, its landmark building in New York became the center for the company’s national expansion, adding new bookstores throughout the country and, a decade later, establishing an eminent publishing house renowned today for high-quality, illustrated books.

Rizzoli New York began its publishing operation in 1974 and has become a leader in the fashion, interior design, culinary, art, architecture, and photography fields. Rizzoli’s Universe Publishing imprint was added in 1990, marking Rizzoli’s entrée into the pop-culture worlds of humor, beauty, sports, performing arts, and gay and alternative lifestyles, as well as a highly successful calendar program. In 2011, Rizzoli established Ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character. Starting in January 2018, Rizzoli produces its museum and exhibitions publishing under the new imprint Rizzoli Electa, in collaboration with leading Italian book publisher and sister company Mondadori Electa.


Cheflix is our new partner with their digital platform for our “Champagne Master Class by Richard Juhlin”. Cheflix is the latest streaming service for anyone who loves cooking and food. The “Netflix of Michelin Star Chefs”, which will provide you with unlimited access to online master classes by the best chefs in the world. Delve into your own kitchen, together with the chefs, and learn all the finer tricks of the trade. Our chefs know all the tricks, secrets and pitfalls and will allow you to cook the stars out of the sky at home! From starting out home chefs to experienced chefs, the master classes are perfectly accessible at any level! The chefs will provide you with a step-by-step demonstration of how to simply and quickly prepare culinary dishes. From beautiful starters, signature dishes to the most delicious desserts. Each master class comes with a written recipe with a handy shopping list, allowing you to quickly get started.

Rare Wine Invest

Wine is a solid alternative investment as it combines a stable return with low risk. Wine constitutes a solid base in every sound investment portfolio because investments in wine perform better in times of crisis than other investments. At Rare Wine Invest, we provide you with personalized advice and a tailored portfolio adapted to your investment horizon, risk profile, and required rate of return. An extraordinary selection of fine wines and spirits. With more than 25,000 bottles representing more than 2,500 different wines and vintages from the best and most exclusive wine producers in the world, Rare Wine offer the most comprehensive selection of fine wines in Scandinavia.


Palmgrens, with its 120 years of heritage, is one of Sweden’s most established producers of leather goods. The company first opened its doors in 1896 as a Saddler and became a Royal Warrant Holder servicing booth the Royal Court as well as military and private customers. The company has developed over time, keeping the focus on solid crafts in natural tanned leather. In particular handcrafted handbags, suitcases, travel requisites and interior pieces.

The essence of Palmgrens has always been functional products in classic designs for the quality conscious consumer. The Rattan Bag, first launched in 1950 and now a Swedish icon as popular as ever, is exclusive in its design and craftsmanship combining tanned leather and rattan. Our assortment of jewelry holders, storage and boxes are unique in their exquisite finish and luxury detailing. We also carry an extensive offering of leather accessories—wallets, purses, key holders and passport covers to mention a few.

Berkeley Shirts

Our suppliers of premium shirts. Or as they say “We are devoted to quality. Every detail matters. We put all our knowledge, passion, and effort into our products, just to fall in love with them. To make them be like our favorite song, food, or film. Things we never get tired of. That is what we are trying to do. We do it with devotion. Our reward is your satisfaction.”

Travel Beyond

Travel Beyond was founded in 2005 by Helena Andrén and Annika Björkroth. Our travel agent who tailors exclusive and unique travel arrangements around the world. We turn to them with high demands on quality and service, regardless of whether we travel as a couple, family, group or company.

Vinlagring.se (for the Swedish market only)

Letar du efter marknadens bästa produkter för vinlagring i toppklass? Då måste du kontakta Vinlagring.se. Vi på familjeföretaget Stenlunds firar nu 50 år i branschen och är inne på fjärde generationen handlare. Under åren har vi samlat på oss unika erfarenheter och kunskaper. Idag har vi Sveriges största sortiment med allt från vinlagringsskåp och vinkylskåp till skräddarsydda vinkällare. Vi är kort sagt ledande i branschen – och bland våra många kunder finns både superkräsna vinexperter och färska nybörjare. I samarbete/partnerskap med Vinlagring.se vill vi erbjuda en exklusiv rabatt till våra medlemmar. Med rabattkoden Champagneclub15 får ni 15% rabatt på vinkylar & vinställ.

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