Wine and Food Guide to the Loire

Wine and Food Guide to the Loire

by Jacqueline Friedrich
     
 

Here, finally, is the first comprehensive guide to the five wine regions of the Loire. It is written with passion, understanding, and authority. Friedrich explores the Loire's sixty-odd appellations, explaining each one's history, soils, climate, and vintners. The author rates over six hundred wineries, giving tasting notes and lively sketches of the individual… See more details below

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Here, finally, is the first comprehensive guide to the five wine regions of the Loire. It is written with passion, understanding, and authority. Friedrich explores the Loire's sixty-odd appellations, explaining each one's history, soils, climate, and vintners. The author rates over six hundred wineries, giving tasting notes and lively sketches of the individual producers. Friedrich describes the food traditions of each of the five regions--the Nantais, Anjou and Saumur, Touraine, the Sancerrois, and the Auverngne, introducing fishermen, charcutiers, cheesemakers, and farmers. There are maps, a glossary, and wine itineraries for travelers. It will remain a classic well into the twenty-first century.

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Library Journal
Friedrich, a former lawyer who now lives in Touraine and who has been writing about wine and food for ten years, has done a masterful job of taking one region of Francethe Loireand delving deeply into its geography, food and wine history, climate, soil, grape varieties, winemakers, and chateaux. She devotes a chapter to every subregionthe Nantais, Anjou and Saumur, Touraine, the Sancerrois, and the Auvergne. Within each, she offers analysis of the wines and ratings of various producers and vintages. The appendixes include tips to maximize your dining, drinking, and sightseeing pleasure in the Loire. At the end are a short glossary, a temperature guide for serving Loire wines, and conversion tables. With its scholarship and breadth, this book could double as the perfect guide for a winemaster's tour. Recommended particularly for large wine collections.Wendy Miller, Lexington P.L., Ky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805043907
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.41(d)

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