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Cookbook of the day – An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France

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An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France: France’s Top Domains and Their Wines


by Clive Coates MW (Master of Wine)



Publisher Mitchell Beazley; illustrated edition edition (October 1, 2005)


ISBN 10: 1840009926


ISBN 13: 978-1840009927



I have the original edition of this book (2000), which has the above pictured cover. It has been updated and sports a different cover.


If you want the best view of France’s vine world, this is the ticket, albeit somewhat expensive if you buy it new. Coates covers every appellation, including Corsica, and drills down into the important characterizations of each. He highlights the important growers and négociants using a 3-star system of grading.


There are copious maps and charts, but no photographs or other illustrations (at least in the 2000 edition).


Well-written and entertaining in its rather dry and low-key fashion, this book is indispensable for any reasonable wine library. Highly recommended despite the rather high price.

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