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THE CHAMPAGNE EXPERT  Richard Juhlin is the world’s number one champagne expert, most famous for his skills in blind tasting. Since 1998 he has held the world record for most champagne ever tasted, having tasted more than 14,000+ different unique champagnes in his lifetime.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES In 2013 Juhlin was awarded the Légion d’honneur by the former French President François Hollande. His additional awards include the Chevalier d’Arc in 1997 and the Mérite agricole from the French Ministry of Agriculture in 2002, and in 2003 at the annual Spectacle du Monde tasting in Paris he correctly identified 43 out of 50 champagnes. Juhlin is also credited with arranging one of the greatest champagne tastings ever held, a 1999 Stockholm Millennium tasting event spotlighting 150 of the best champagnes ever made. In 2021 Richard Juhlin got the coronation as ‘Wine Author of the Year’, which pays tribute to a completely unique author as a wine writer. At the International World Cuisine Week in Paris, Richard was the outstanding wine book author star of the year with ‘Champagne Magnum Opus’.

THE BOOKS Juhlin is the author of nine books, including Champagne Magnum Opus, Champagne Hiking, The Great Tasting and 3,000 Champagnes, all four of which received the prize for ‘Best Book on French Wines in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Another release, 4,000 Champagnes, received an important prize – ‘The International Champagne Writer of the Year Award’ in 2005 at The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards at Vinexpo in 2005.