Bordeaux and Its Wines

Bordeaux and Its Wines

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"One of the most influential wine books of all time" (Lawrence Osborne, The Accidental Connoisseur), Bordeaux and Its Wines, now in its seventeenth edition, is the ultimate book on the most legendary of all wine regions. Since 1846, "the classic reference work on Bordeaux wines" (Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine) has guided wine connoisseurs, wine professionals, and vineyard investors through this complex region, providing detailed information on every one of its 1,800 vineyards, more than 14,500 wine brands, and 200 wine merchants. No other title comes close to the comprehensive information on Bordeaux wines and wineries presented in this book. While 'Feret, as it is colloquially known, is used by professionals for its comprehensive treatment of all facets of the Bordeaux wine region and industry, there is also information on the art of selecting, drinking and storing Bordeaux. Bordeaux and Its Wines is indispensable for the serious wine enthusiast.
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  • Hardback | 2336 pages
  • 176 x 247 x 73.41mm | 2,381g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 17th Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0764583360
  • 9780764583360
  • 1,490,830

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BORDEAUX AND ITS WINES(R) - XVIIth EDITIONThis prestigious book, like a fine wine polished by time and accumulated experience, is part dream and part emotion. A veritable invitation to awaken the senses, it distinguishes the giver as much as the person who receives it.IN THE SERVICE OF BORDEAUX WINE FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY-AND-A-HALF1845: First English edition of Charles Cocks' book.1850: First French edition. In 1868, "Bordeaux and Its Wines" becomes a reference work which comes under the direction of Edouard Feret. With time, users baptize the book the "Feret."2004: A practically perfect comprehensiveness, an extensive updating (more than 200,000 changes among the half-million details of the last English edition) and an enlarged scope of the information presented make this work indispensable for understanding the Bordeaux vineyard.THE MOST COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BORDEAUX WINEMore than 50 researchers have edited the pages on basic knowledge to give the reader indispensable information necessary to understand Bordeaux wine. Professionals, researchers, engineers, professors, recognized and established specialists in each of the fields discussed have written chapters about the history of the vineyard, the grape varieties, vine pests and illnesses, vinification, barrel-aging, the art of choosing, drinking and storing Bordeaux wine, professional organizations, wine and health, vintages, etc. Each appellation is presented with an overview of its principal characteristics and production figures, as well as any pertinent classifications that apply. Thus the reader can look at the entire Bordeaux vineyard scene with all the necessary information: from the most modest to the most grand, from the most prestigious to the least known, here is an incomparable vision of Bordeaux's production."Bordeaux and Its Wines" is a basic tool for the wine professional, an indispensable guide for the amateur, meeting the most varied needs and answering the most diverse questions. Whatever the status of the reader, specific answers will be found here: a search for a particular wine, an address, the existence of a Property, its history, its reputation, its official classification, the evolution of its production.Three main indexes enable easy access to the information sought: branded wines and chateau names (almost 15,000entries)directors, owners and managers (more than 15,000 entries)winemaking communes (more than 500 entries)These are the three essential keys to the discovery of: more than 7,400 growths (over 1,800 of which are described and illustrated in detail)more than 190 negociant houses.
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Table of contents

Authors.Acknowledgments.Foreword.How to use the Feret.PART I: THE VINE AND WINES OF THE BORDEAUX AREA.The Gironde Department.Chapter I. The history of the Bordeaux vineyards (Ph. Roudie).Chapter II. The terroirs of Bordeaux Grand Crus (G.Seguin).Chapter III. Quantitative climate analysis.Chapter IV. Grape varieties (J.Bisson).Chapter V. The Vine and Grafting (J. Cordeau).Chapter VI. Vineyard management (J. Cordeau).Chapter VII. Manures (J.Delas).Chapter VIII. Cryptogamic diseases of the vine (D. Dubos).Chapter IX. Viral, Bacterial and Phytoplasmic diseases (B. Walter).Chapter X. Vine parasites (J. Stockel).Chapter XI. Harvesting (J. Blouin).Chapter XII. Mechanical harvesters (A. Martinet).Chapter XIII. The vinification of reds, roses and Clairet (J. Blouin).Chapter XIV. The vinification of white wine (D. Dubourdieu).Chapter XV. Correction of the Sugar level (N.Vivas).Chapter XVI. Practical management of barrel ageing (N.Vivas).Chapter XVII. The packaging of still wines (N.Vivas).Chapter XVIII. Two packaging of still wines.Chapter XIX. The art of choosing and cellaring Bordeaux wine.Chapter XX. Designations of origin.Chapter XXI. The impact of Community regulations on French law (A.Allam).Chapter XXII. The labelling of quality wines (A. Allam).Chapter XXIII. Chateaux names (E. Agostini).Chapter XXIV. The classifications.Chapter XXV. Production and economy.Chapter XXVI. The Supervision ministries.Chapter XXVII. The Institut des Sciences, de la Vigne et du Vin (I.S.V.V.).Chapter XXVIII. Professional organisations.The Bordeaux wine trade council (C.I.V.B.).French national institute of registered designations of origin (I.N.A.O.).National professional office of wine (ONIVINS).The technical institute for wine growing and wine-production (I.T.V. France).The Gironde chamber of agriculture.Wine syndicates.The wine cooperatives.Oenologists.Wine-brokers.Wine-merchants.The Bordeaux Wine Academy.The Bordeaux Wine Academy.The Supreme Council of Bordeaux wine.The vinous brotherhoods in the Gironde.The Bordeaux chamber of commerce and industry.The Libourne chamber of commerce and industry.Chapter XXIX. Wine and health (J.M. Orgogozo).PART II: THE WINE-GROWING REGIONS.Chapter I. Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur.Chapter II. Cremant de Bordeaux.Chapter III. Regulatory spirits.Chapter IV. The Medoc.A.O.C. Medoc.A.O.C. Haut-Medoc.A.O.C. Saint-Estephe.A.O.C.Pauillac.A.O.C. Saint-Julien.A.O.C. Margaux.Chapter V. The Islands of the Gronde (A.O.C Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur).Chapter VI. The Graves.A.O.C. Pessac-Leognan.A.O.C. Graves and Graves Superieures.Chapter VII. The Bazas Region (A.O.C. Bordeaux et Bordeaux Superieur).Chapter VIII. The sweet white wines.Sweet wines left bank of the Garonne.A.O.C. Sauternes.A.O.C. Barsac.A.O.C. Cerons.Sweet white wines right bank of the Garonne.A.O.C. Sainte-Croix-du-Mont.A.O.C. Loupiac.A.O.C. Cadillac.Chapter IX. Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux.A.O.C. Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux.Chapter X. Cotes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire.A.O.C. Cotes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire.Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur (red wines).Chapter XI. Graves de Vayres.A.O.C. Graves de Vayres.Chapter XI. Graves de Vayres.A.O.C. Graves de Vayres.XII. Sainte-Foy Bordeaux.A.O.C. Sainte-Foy Bordeaux.XIII. The Entre-deux-Mers.A.O.C. Entre-deux-Mers.Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur (red wines).The Haut-Benauge region.A.O.C. Entre-deux-Mers Haut-Benauge.Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superiour (red wines).Chapter XIV. Saint-Emilion and its region.A.O.C. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru et Saint-Emilion.A.O.C. Lussac-Saint-Emilion.A.O.C Montagne-Saint-Emilion.A.O.C Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion.A.O.C. Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion.Chapter XV. Pomerol.A.O.C. Pomerol.Chapter XVI. Lalande-de-Pomerol.A.O.C. Lalande-de-Pomerol.Chapter XVII. Fronsac, Canon-Fronsac.A.O.C. Fronsac.A.O.C. Canon-Fronsac.The Fronsac region.Chapter XVIII. Cotes de Castillon.Chapter XIX. Cotes de Francs.A.O.C. Bordeaux-Cotes de Francs.Chapter XX. The Libourne region.Chapter XXI. The Cubzac region.Chapter XXII. The Bourg region.A.O.C. Cotes de Bourg.Chapter XXIII. The Blaye region.A.O.C. Blaye, Cotes de Blaye and Premieres Cotes de Blaye.PART III: THE BORDEAUX NEGOCE.The Distribution of Bordeaux wines.The Bordeaux Negoce.Index.Alphabetical list of winegrowing communes.Alphabetical list of growths and brands.Alphabetical list of proprietors, managers and merchants.Alphabetical list of the bordeaux trade.Alphabetical list of abbreviations.Bordeaux wine maps.
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