“Congratulations on your magnificent book. It is beautiful and very interesting and different from so many other books on Champagne – you deserve well your award”
Evelyne Roques-Boizel, Chairman Champagne Boizel
“Congratulations on your wonderful book. A nice champagne bible!”
Carol Duval-Leroy, Chairman Champagne Duval-Leroy

***WINNER GOURMAND WORLD WINE BOOK AWARDS  “2011 Best French Wine Book” (Aus)

Throughout history there have been so many promises in a glass of champagne. In Champagnes Behind The Bubbles (part of the Great, Grand and Famous series presented by Fritz Gubler) award-winning author and educator Champagne Jayne takes the reader on an enchanting journey behind this magical wine of celebration, luxury and romance.

This lavishly illustrated coffee table guide explores the secrets of champagne’s magnetic appeal from Roman times to today… and in the process unravels champagne’s unexpected links to French nationhood and its place in so many historic and well known situations.

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  • Champagne can only come from France, everything else is just simply sparkling wine
  • Champagne is a white wine made from primarily red grapes
  • A glass of champagne contains more than 21 million bubbles
  • Did you know that James Bond author, Ian Fleming’s favourite seduction technique was to lure the ladies with champagne and sausages?
  • Many of the greatest characters in Champagne history have been women

Brimming with useful fizz facts, hints and tips, Champagnes – Behind the Bubbles is a handy reference companion to get more pleasure from all champagne experiences anytime, anywhere. Suitable for beginners, champagne afficionados and experienced hospitality professionals alike, Champagnes – Behind The Bubbles will literally transport you to another world.

The author suggests sitting back and relaxing a glass of your favourite tipple as you dip into the fascinating profiles of some of the great Champagne brands including Ruinart, Salon, Moët & Chandon, Bollinger, Krug, Pol Roger, Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger.

“Champagnes – Behind The Bubbles”  Publisher Arbon
Limited edition specially dedicated and signed copies now available at $100 + postage


Jayne is available for media interviews, speaking opportunities, article submissions, expert commentary and for independent reviews of champagnes and sparkling wines.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Known as ‘Champagne Jayne’,  Jayne Powell is a respected Australian independent reviewer, media commentator and expert in champagne and sparkling wines. An award-winning author, Jayne holds a BA honours degree with distinction in French language, the globally recognised WSET Intermediate and Advanced Certificates in wines and spirits, and has studied champagne at the Institut International des Vins de Champagne in the heart of Champagne itself. In 2012 she won the International Champagne Educator of the Year Award at The Champagne Summit.

Champagne Jayne’s signature Pop Up Champagne Master Classes – have run in collaboration with the cream of local culinary talent, including award winners Mark Best(Marque), Shannon Bennett (Vue de Monde),Tony Bilson(Bilsons) and Christine Mansfield(Universal), but her palette remains a ‘free agent’ unrestricted by any brand allegiance.

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