Norman has the gift of writing in a clear, and highly readable manner about the great domaines of Burgundy. He demystifies the subject without it losing the charm of its mystery, and writes so accessibly and intelligently that the book is likely to appeal to novices and experts. He covers the great domaines of the Cote d'Or in great detail, with photographs and personal descriptions of the winemakers, giving an insightful idea of the character each gives to their wines. There are excellent sections at the back of the book explaining how the wines are made, and how the differences come about.
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Fabulous4 Nov 1998
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I cannot remember how many times I have got off the loo with terrible pins and needles as a result of becoming too absorbed in this book. There is a remarkable amount of fascinating technical and anecdotal information which directly enhances ones enjoyment when it comes to drinking Burgundy. Many books leave me begging for more, whereas as Norman's has got it just about right.