On Bordeaux


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From Samuel Pepys’s first succinct reviews of ‘Ho-Bryan’ in 1663 to the rhapsodic tasting notes of beloved wine critic Michael Broadbent, Bordeaux – and its sublime wines – has inspired more than 300 years of wine writing.On Bordeaux is a captivating new collection from the Académie du Vin Library bringing together the finest writing on the region, with tributes from the world’s best-loved wine writers, commentators and critics.Spanning three centuries and four continents, On Bordeaux explores themes such as rivalry, plague and the primacy of the vintage through to the region’s future and how it will tackle climate change, sustainability and marketability.On Bordeaux features work from knowledgeable insiders including Mathieu Chadronnier, Fiona Morrison MW and Stephen Browett, entertaining outsiders such as Joe Fattorini, Elin McCoy and Margaret Rand as well as an introduction by world-renowned Bordeaux expert, Jane Anson.With writing dating back to 1833 through to modern-day offerings, including 20 newly commissioned pieces, discover what Bordeaux has meant to people through the years. Delight in tales of the region’s aristocracy, from Lafite, Latour and Margaux to Le Pin, Petrus and Ausone. Explore the feuds: Bordeaux vs Burgundy, Right Bank vs Left, Cabernet vs Merlot. Delve into the region’s triumphs and disasters, meet its heroes, its villains – and the maverick personalities behind its winesBe entertained, enlightened and touched by these tales from the world’s greatest wine region. As Jane Anson writes in her introduction: “multi-layered, clear-eyed, moving and often extremely funny [this] collection of stories… celebrates, illuminates and renews our understanding of Bordeaux”.


  •  189 x 246 x 22.86mm | 1,122g