Richard Juhlin is widely considered to be the world’s number one Champagne expert. He’s legendary for his skills in blind tasting, including the 2003 “Spectacle du Monde” tasting in Paris in which Juhlin correctly identified 43 out of 50 Champagnes.
He’s widely published as an author, including titles like “Champagneboken” (1995), “2000 Champagnes” (1999), “The Great Tasting” (2000), “3000 Champagnes” (2002), “4000 Champagnes” (2004), “Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide” (2008), “A Scent Of Champagne” (2013) and his most recent title ”Champagne Hiking” (2017).
His long list of honors and awards received in recognition of his tireless promotion of the region are perhaps best epitomized in the words of former French President François Hollande when he graced Juhlin with France’s top tribute, the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 2013: “By listing more than 10,000 tasting notes of Champagne, Mr. Richard Juhlin has established himself as one of the best connoisseurs of Champagne in the world and one of the most influential promoters of this French know-how (savoir-faire). His outstanding work, carried out with determination for more than 20 years, has contributed significantly to the spread of Champagne in Sweden & the world, but also to the promotion of the Champagne-Ardenne region here. In appointing Richard Juhlin Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the French authorities wanted to pay tribute to his work of passion and promotion of Champagne.”
We are very honored to host Richard Juhlin as our esteemed guest at our inaugural Effervescence event.