Book Description
Publication Date: June 2001
A veritable encyclopedia, alphabetically arranged by area and with 418 color illustrations and 74 maps, presents the entire panorama of French wine civilization: the regions, climates, soils, methods of winemaking, the wine economy, and even artistic representations of the drink and its role in tourism. Thanks to the collaboration of the Institut National des Appellations and the National Geographic Institute, there are the most detailed maps every drawn of all the recognized vineyards, with their specialties and their reputation in the wine world. Introduce yourself to the thousand nuances of grapes, wines, and vintages from every one of France’s appellations and regions. Take a voyage of pleasure into the heart of wine civilization!