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The Finest Wines of Bordeaux: A Regional Guide to the Best Chateaux and Their Wines (Fine Wine Editions) Paperback – 1 Oct 2010

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (1 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520266579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520266575
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,497,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Follows a brief overview of the regions' history, climate, soil, viticulture, and wine making with geographically divided snapshots of info for each chateau." STARRED REVIEW--Library Journal

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James Lawther MW is a wine writer who has been based in Bordeaux since 1995. He is a contributing editor of Decanter, a contributor to The World of Fine Wine, author of The Heart of Bordeaux, and a contributor to several wine books including the Global Encyclopedia of Wine.

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Fantastic and up to date text about Bordeaux~ 15 Dec 2013
By Christopher Barrett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Fine Wine Editions has published some great periodicals and books in recent years. This book is a very fine edition to any wine lover's library. The book was written by James, Lawther, a Master of Wine.

This book is a collection of the famous and up and coming estates of Bordeaux, France. This also includes Sauternes and other appellations beyond the famous left and right bank regions of the Medoc and Libourne. The first fifty or so pages cover the history and laws of the region. Beyond is a listing of famed estates, typically containing one page of text and a full page photo. A few entries have more text, some have additional photos.

This isn't quite the exhaustive text that many in depth Bordeaux books are (such as the two Mitchell Beazley texts), but the photos are a nice touch to break up the text. Included is much information relevant to those interested in, or studying Bordeaux. There is typically a mention of fine recent vintages from each estate and information about additional wines they produce (second and third labels).

I highly recommend this book for any lover of Bordeaux, or those wishing to learn a little more about the region and the notable producers. Curl up with this book and a glass of your favorite claret!
FABULOUS 20 Mar 2013
By Celia J. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was recommended by our cruise line prior to a river cruise in France. The book is beautiful, informative and entertaining. It is a must have for anyone truly interested in wines and/or the Bordeaux region.
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