Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.25 × 5 × 0.6 in
Published: September 15, 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0195414977
ISBN - 13: 9780195414974
From the Publisher
Learn the difference between Pouilly Fume and Pouilly Fuisse with this comprehensive guide to appellations-and find out who produces the best of each. French Wines is an authoritative and highly readable handbook to wines of France filled with practical, accessible information. Every wine-producing district is profiled with valuable insight and detail, including summaries of such vital influences as climate, soil type, aspect and grape varieties used. It includes special features on Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, and Rhone each with a wine tour and regional food features. Entries are comprehensively mapped, and illustrated with especially commissioned photography. Wines and their producers are concisely described, with pretension-free tasting notes as well as vintage and maturity charts. The best examples are illustrated in bottle or label form for instant identification. Opening with an introduction to France''s wine, covering its history, wine-making techniques and classification system, French Wines also includes a wine tour of the country which is cartographically illustrated, and backed up with essential practical information. Throughout it offers helpful advice on tasting, buying, storing, and serving wines. As well it provides a useful listing that matches foods with their ideal wine partner, and a comprehensive glossary of wine terminology explained with great clarity. For both those who are just beginning to develop an appreciation for wine and those who are already dedicated oenophiles, French Wines is a beautifully illustrated and detailed guide to one of the greatest wine regions of the world.
About the Author
Robert Joseph is wine correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph and founder-editor of WINE magazine. He has won awards for his writing from the Marques de Caceres, Glenfiddich and Wine Guild of the UK. He is the author of several books, including the annual Sunday Telegraph Good Wine Guide.
From Our Editors
Ever wanted to know the difference between Pouilly Fume and Pouilly
Fuisse? French Wines is a comprehensive
and knowledgeable guide to all the regions, grapes and labels to
come out of France. It covers the history of the industry and
includes special features on Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgandy, Champagne,
Loire and Rhone, each with their own wine tour and regional food
features. Each bottle is concisely described and accompanied by
pretension-free tasting notes as well as vintage and maturity
charts. Perfect for newcomers and veterans alike, this beautifully
illustrated and detailed guide is a great way to orient yourself to
the world's greatest wine region.