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The great domaines of Burgundy [Unknown Binding]

Remington Norman
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1992
Subdivided into hundreds of domaines, often family-run and sometimes covering no more than a few hectares, Burgundy can be off-puttingly fragmented even to wine experts. In compiling this revised edition the authors revisited all the domaines that appeared in previous editions plus scores of 'rising stars', to select the very best and most interesting of them - and remove those that no longer come up to scratch. They have spoken to winemakers about their grapes, their soil and their techniques - and, of course, sampled their wines. Following on from the domaine-by-domaine guide are descriptions of the microclimates of the region, the most important grapes and wine styles, as well as tips on buying, storing and tasting wine and a rundown of recent vintages.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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  • Unknown Binding: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie (1992)
  • ISBN-10: 1856260348
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856260343
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,329,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Acclaimed by Joanna Simon in The Times as 'outstanding' and by Australian wine critic Philip White as 'the finest book on Burgundy I have ever seen', this masterly work, originally published in 1992, has been completely revised and updated. The first edition won an Andre Simon Award for Best Wine Book, was shortlisted for the IACP Julia Child Award and was awarded the gold medal of the German Gastronomic Society. --The Times --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Remington Norman was a Master of Wine and is a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Rhône Renaissance. He lives in South Africa. Charles Taylor is a Master of Wine and also works as a wine consultant. His knowledge of the region, its wines and of the individual producers is unrivalled. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive reference 12 May 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book is a Burg lover's paradise, with listings for most of the notable producers that detail each domaine's history, vineyard holdings, negociant wines and winemaking techniques and philosophy. The book is organized by sub-regions/villages, with a general description of each appellation. Be aware that if you're looking for tasting notes of specific wines, this is not for you. It is, however, the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the Cote d'Or that I've seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deacon Mike 15 July 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The very best book on Burgundian Wine. Well written, informative and beautiful pictures. If you only ever buy one book on Burgundy then this is the one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not everyone is happy with this! 2 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover
On the face of it, the book is a good read, with a subjective selection of excellent Burgundy producers. Having recently spoken with one of the famous winemakers dealt with by the book, I no longer take all of the commentary as "gospel". He was adamant that much of the research and writing for this edition was not done by the authors. He was happy with the chapter on himself, but said that some in Burgundy were dissappointed with innaccuracies and untruths contained within. The first edition of the book is said to be the best in terms of accuracy. Nevertheless, as stated, I found it a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This book is great for an accessible insights into the mysteries of Burgundies. Often regarded as Wine Nirvana, Burgundies are nonetheless little understood and aloof compared to Bordeaux. This book peels the layers and provides the first insights of domaines and their history. Hope someone does one for Rhone valley
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the big names in burgundy 26 Oct 2012
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Always use this book for crucial and detailed info about the key domaines in each commune. Not as broad as Clive Coates or bill nanson, it is less descriptive and informative but feels more energetic and flowing, a really focused and insightful book that covers most top (not all) domaines. Could offer more insight into where the value is and more insider hints, definitely worth purchasing.
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