on 4 February 2010
I bought this book on the recommendation of a Rhone wine grower who uses it as a local encyclopedia. It has everything you need if you are looking for detailed info on grapes, terrain & regional producers. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that so far it is a single edition, already 5 years old, with no talk of an update.
on 31 January 2010
Without a doubt this is the most comprehensive wine book I have. The author provides a level of detail that is unsurpassed, descriptions of individual vineyards and terroirs, micro-climates even personalities of some of the wine makers. It is not a book for someone with a casual interest in the region, definitely one for a wine anorak. The authors knowledge is mind boggling and whets ones appetite for the wine he describes.