The New France : A Complete Guide to Contemporary French Wine
This groundbreaking and authoritative book on French wine draws on painstaking research by leading wine writer Andrew Jefford, who has travelled extensively in each of France's fourteen wine regions to investigate the personalities and producers who have masterminded the resurgence of the French wine industry. Producer listings are a significant and important feature of the book as Jefford covers the background of those producers he feels most worthy of mention for their contribution to the world of wine and their own individual wines. There is up-to-the-minute research on terroir and its effect on the wines of each region, and how accurately it is reflected by the controversial appellation control system.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 225 x 287 x 25mm | 1,365g
- 01 Feb 2007
- Octopus Publishing Group
- MITCHELL BEAZLEY
- London, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
Table of contents
Introduction 6; French Wine Law 10; Terroir 16; Champagne 22; The Loire Valley 40; Alsace 58; Chablis 72; Burgundy 82; Beaujolais 108; The Jura 114; Savoie 120; The Rhone Valley 126; Provence 148; Bordeaux 160; SouthWest France 200; Languedoc-Roussillon 216; Corsica 242; Glossary 246; Vintage Charts 248; Index 250.
A significant achievement" The Independent "A work beyond the capacity of any other wine writer in its passion, its panache, its evident sympathy with the regions, their landscape and so many of the winemakers" Harpers "There have been hundreds of books written about French wine, but none has approached the subject as originally, or as passionately" The Observer "A seriously well-researched new book for those who love France" The Scotsman
About Andrew Jefford
Andrew Jefford presents on BBC Radio 4 and has written a range of books on wine. Andrew has received a multitude of awards, including Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the Year, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year, and Glenfiddich Radio Broadcast of the Year. Jason Lowe's photographic work includes the award-winning Malt Whisky (Mitchell Beazley), and Nose to Tail Eating. He won the 2001 Glenfiddich award for food photography. He also contributes to a range of international publications.