...a fascinating introduction to France's wine regions and vineyards... --The International Cookbook Revue
Offers invaluable information...clear, colorful maps, driving times from major cities, descriptions of the regions and their wines, short and lengthy itineraries and times and places for local wine festivals. There are sections on food specialties to go with a region's best wines. Most important, perhaps, the guides provide names, addresses, telephone numbers (and website addresses) of wine producers who speak English and who welcome guests to their cellars. --Frank Prial, Wine Talk, The New York Times
A boon to travellers and wine lovers alike...an astonishing amount of practical advice, historical and architectural information, an easy-to-read breakdown of every wine area in their chosen countries... These books are sure to inspire holiday makers to set off in new directions... --Decanter Magazine
Each author takes the reader on a personal tour of their country, talking about the wines, the routes to get from one wine town to another, local sights of interest, gastronomic specialties and more. Numerous color maps and photos help to make these books easy to use. --San Francisco Chronicle
Fielden's guide is an excellent staring point for travels through the vineyards of France. He offers good general guidelines and solid information on the wines. --Susan Meadows, The New Mexican
If you have never visited and are contemplating a visit to the wine producing regions of France and want ONE book that will get you through a wonderful experience, this is it. --Patricia Ciesla, www.inmamaskitchen.com
About the Author
Christopher Fielden is a cheerful and knowledgeable guide. The French wine regions and their vineyards are well drawn. There are clear guidelines for visiting wineries and tasting their wines. Is there a charge for tasting? Are you expected to spit? (Yes in Burgundy; no in Alsace.) This book provides answers to these and many other questions.