Richard Juhlin is the number one Champagne expert in the world.
He is world famous for his skills in blind tasting. At the annual Spectacle du Monde tasting in Paris in 2003 he correctly identified 43 out of 50 champagnes when the runner-up identified 4.
Richard Juhlin was awarded the Chevalier del Arc in 1997
He was awarded the Merite d’Agricole by the French Ministry of Agriculture in 2002 and upgraded to the highest level in 2010. In 2013 Richard Received the highest rank in France when he was given the medal National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French president Mr Hollande.
Richard Juhlin is the author of seven books:
2000 Champagnes 1999
The Great Tasting 2000
3000 Champagner 2002
4000 Champagnes 2004
Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide 2008
A Scent of Champagne 2013
He holds the world record since 1998 in the number of champagnes tasted, having currently tasted over 10 000 different champagnes. In 1999 in Stockholm he arranged the greatest champagne tasting in history, with the 150 best champagnes ever made.
Mr.Juhlin wrote the catalogue for the biggest champagne auction of all time to be held in the States, with Christie’s back in 1999, at the occasion when his book 2000 Champagnes was released at the Rockefeller Center. He also sold signed bottles of Richard Juhlin Collection at the auction.
The following year The Great Tasting was released in London in cooperation with Sotheby’s. That book and 3000 Champagner both received the prize for the Best Book on French Wines in the World at the World Cook Book Awards.
The book 4000 Champagnes was released in the USA in conjunction with a Dom Pérignon restaurant tour in 2004, and it received an important prize from Louis Roederer at Vinexpo 2005.
In 2008 Richard launched his sixth book, the Richard Juhlin Champagne Guide. An elegant and definitive yet handy travel guide featuring more than 6,500 different champagnes. The same year Richard received his greatest prize of all when 4000 Champagnes was chosen as the best Book on French Wines through All Times at The Gourmand Awards in Frankfurt. Richard is now one of only two wine book authors who have been awarded three World Championship titles.
In 2014 Mr.Juhlin´s ultimate champagne book “A scent of Champagne” was translated into five languages and won the prestigious title “Best wine book in the world at the World Cook Book Awards in Beijing and was also elected “Hall of Fame”.
At present Richard Juhlin is working as a freelance journalist, writing for several magazines such as Spectacle du Monde, La Revue de Champagne, Decanter, Wine International, Fine Wine and others.