This is Tysons third book – and he really ramps up the rhetoric. Big house, small house or grower, all get even treatment and the results are quite shocking!
In his $ Price Range value rating – Tyson rates 18 Champagnes with this award, only 4 are big house, 14 are all highly respected grower Champagnes. Similarly in the $$ value rating, 14 of the 19 Champagnes are growers labels, and in the $$$ range there are 12 growers Champagne in the 18 that are recommended. In much higher priced $$$$ range, the big houses do well – simply because there are no expensive grower Champagnes to put into that category.