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Champagne And Chandeliers book by Bernadette O'Shea

Champagne is my life,” she says. “From my first sip, I was overwhelmed by how a wine could display so many exquisite nuances. It has filled my world with beauty.”   Bernadette drinks only champagne and water!

The book covers 35 stories involving champagne, 220 champagnes and 30 champagne house profiles along with rare and privileged photographs of royal menus, salons within private châteaux, crown jewels, aged cellar treasures and priceless artefacts/fine art.

Exquisite images of chandeliers throughout the book are a visual expression of what is so  inexpressibly tantalising about masses of fine bubbles leaping gaily out of a crystal glass.

Bernadette O’Shea, an Australian who is a world authority on champagne and full-time champagne consultant, has received numerous major awards, including a French knighthood.

Her book has been voted the best in the world (French wine) from the prestigious Gourmond Food and Wine book awards. It is also going to now be published in France in French!

You can see why it has so much international interest. This glossy hard cover book has over 200 pages is beautiful in so many ways: well constructed, gorgeous photos and rich stories involving champagne and many things French including references to emperors dining at Le Cafe Anglais in Paris in 1867, King Louis XV and even the movie Babette's Feast. Lovers of champagne (and things French) will very much appreciate this book!

To order your copy of Champagne and Chandeliers, go to

View Bernadette's story which was run on ABC's 7.30 report

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