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French Wines: The Essential Guide to the Wines and Wine Growing Regions of France
     

French Wines: The Essential Guide to the Wines and Wine Growing Regions of France

by Robert Joseph
 
Profiling hundreds of wines from every region, major vineyard, and appellation of France, French Wines is equally useful to the cultured connoisseur as well as the beginner who doesn't know Pouilly Fume from Pouilly Fuisse. Combining beautiful color photographs with an informative text by eminent wine export and author Robert Joseph, this guide offers an abundance of

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Profiling hundreds of wines from every region, major vineyard, and appellation of France, French Wines is equally useful to the cultured connoisseur as well as the beginner who doesn't know Pouilly Fume from Pouilly Fuisse. Combining beautiful color photographs with an informative text by eminent wine export and author Robert Joseph, this guide offers an abundance of detailed information on each wine. Special features include a glossary of wine terminology; an extensive introductory section with information on viticulture, buying, tasting, storing, serving, and matching foods with wines. A tour itinerary and food specialty for each wine-producing region makes this a perfect accessory on a trip to France or to preparing a meal that makes you feel like you're there.

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This illustrated guide to the wines of France describes individual appellations and their wines along with tasting notes, details of the key vintages, and best times to drink the wines. Joseph (wine correspondent for the London and founder-editor of magazine) presents great wines along with reproductions of their bottles and annotated labels describing their specific qualities. Sections on wine-producing areas are illustrated with maps and photographs, and also contain descriptions and tours. General information about wine includes the history, how it is made, reading the label, tasting, language, serving, food and wine, starting a cellar, investing, vintages, and touring. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789446251
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.61(d)

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