Sparkling Wines: The Equinox Guide for Wine Professionals and Connoisseurs


ISBN-13 (Hardback): 9781000000000
Price (Hardback){ £75.00 / $100.00
ISBN-13 (Paperback): 9781000000000
Price (Paperback): £24.95 / $32.00
ISBN (eBook): 9781000000000 Price (eBook) Individual;  £24.95 / $32.00 Institutional £75.00 / $100.00
Publication: 01/09/2025
Pages :256
Format: 234 x 156mm
Readership:  professionals and connoisseurs
Illustration: 100 colour photos


Sparkling Wines: The Equinox Guide for Wine Professionals and Connoisseurs is ​written for all those seeking to understand the sparkling wine industry in its entirety. The author takes the reader on unique journeys, explor​ing the intricate history of the sparkling wine trade, from its seeds, sown in 17th -century England, and roots, reaching back to 18th -century France, to the most recent developments, which are taking place on all continents except Antarctica. An extensive study of concepts has distilled nuanced professional knowledge into a reliable compendium.​The book’s dense network of access points allows​ reader​s to choose their own learning paths, ranging from the collection of sparkling wine grapes, to the production of the mousse in base wines, to the choice of bottle closures and aging methods. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs woven into a tapestry of meticulously researched facts, classifications and scientific findings on champagnes and other sparkling wines, the book combines information on individual wine producers with profiles of their wines, enabling the reader to gain expertise, invaluable to their own experience of these wines.

About the Authors

Piotr Nagórka , University of Warsaw

Piotr Nagórka, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. As Head of the Laboratory of Cultural Terminology at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics, he directs and conducts research in multilingual terminology while offering terminological assistance to various domains of knowledge, including wine and food science and studies on human values. He has authored two dictionaries dedicated to the field of oenology and numerous articles on Europeans’ ethical concepts. His encyclopaedia Madeira, Port, Sherry: The Equinox Companion to Fortified Wines has gained widespread attention from linguists and wine professionals, having been nominated for the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2021 and recognized by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, winning the prestigious Prix de l’OIV award in 2022. He has received research fellowship awards from the University of Vienna and Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. His research results have been published as journal articles and book chapters, and presented at international conferences in Dresden, Mainz, Riga, Venice, Warsaw and Wrocław.

Marta Ręgowska, Wine Educator

Marta Ręgowska, MSc, is a wine educator with an insider’s knowledge gained during her work in Piedmont at the wine-producing company Pelissero in 2015. Owner of wine school Winodobranie, operating in Warsaw since 2017, she manages workshops on a variety of wine-related topics, designed for both professionals and wine lovers keen to improve their knowledge. Holder of WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines, she provides consulting services as a certified WSET Course Educator. Specialising in sparkling wines, she has offered her expertise as wine judge during wine competitions in Kecskemét (Hungary) in 2019 and Verona (Italy) in 2021. She has been an Official Member of the Cava Academy and Cava Educator since April 2023.