The Wines of the South of France (Faber Books on Wine)

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9780571192670: The Wines of the South of France (Faber Books on Wine)

A comprehensive guide to all the wonderful wines of the South of France: from the Spanish border to the Italian frontier, including the island of Corsica. There has been a revolution in quality and experimentation with the wines of the South of France, and the vineyards of the Midi are now among the most exciting in Europe. New areas are opening up and new growers are moving in - grubbing up mass producers, introducing new grape varieties, allowing yields to plummet and employing modern techniques and growing methods to improve the wines beyond recognition. The author has revisited and researched each area and covered their history, viticulture, vinification techniques and the developments of all key growers.

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About the Author:

Rosemary George is the author of two other Faber wine books, French Country Wines and Wines of New Zealand, and has received the André Simon Award for The Wines of Chablis. She lives in London.

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George argues that before recent improvements in technology and an accompanying new generation of visionary winemakers, the wines of the South of France have deserved their relatively lesser reputation. After thorough research, covering the history of the area's winemaking from 6 B.C.E. to the present, and 16 visits to the region, George (The Wines of Chablis, etc.) now makes a convincing case for these wines. Her broad territory is Roussillon, Languedoc, Provence, and Corsica, and the book is divided accordingly. Within each region, the important wineries are covered in a narrative that is part travel writing and part wine criticism; there are also weather tables and vintage guides. Given the area's current popularity for tourists, this book is particularly timely. While a summary roundup of wineries for travelers might have been a useful addition, George has filled a niche in one big volume. Recommended for all good wine collections. Wendy Miller, Lexington P.L., KY
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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