Stephen Skelton MW’s latest book The Knight Who Invented Champagne
Stephen Skelton MW has just finished his latest book, The Knight Who Invented Champagne. The book tells the story of how developments in the British glass industry in the early part of the 17th century led to the production by Sir Kenelm Digby of strong glass bottles, the so-called verre Anglais. These ‘shaft and globe’ bottles, strong enough to contain the pressure of a second fermentation, led to the production of bottle-fermented sparkling wines and ciders.
The Knight Who Invented Champagne is to be published in mid-April 2021. On publication, the book will be available via the print-on-demand websites, Amazon, and other book-selling websites.