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The Complete Bordeaux: The Wines the Ch Teaux the Peopleby Stephen. Brook
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New Edition of the definitive study with a fully revised and updated vintage guide.
The wines of Bordeaux have never enjoyed a greater reputation and are universally recognized as among the world's finest. In this new edition of his prize-winning survey, Stephen Brook, a foremost expert on Bordeaux, provides an unrivaled survey of the region and its wines. As well as incisive portraits of the leading properties and their wines, he provides a detailed look at the region's lesser-known areas and their top chateau. Providing essential reference to each appellation, from Medoc through Graves to Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, Brook examines the full range of wines available, from the most reputable producers to the lesser-known, up-and-coming properties. Each commune and appellation is explored in detail, along with an analysis of stylistic and wine-making issues affecting more than 1,000 significant wine producers. Brook's definitive study concludes with a fully revised and updated vintage guide.
About the Author
Stephen Brook was born in London in 1947 and educated at Trinity College Cambridge. After a career in publishing, he became a full-time writer in 1982 and has since written over thirty books, covering such diverse subjects as travel, opera, class, the Jewish community in Britain and the Salvation Army. He has won numerous awards for his wine books including, most recently, the Andre Simon Award in 2007 for Bordeaux: Medoc and Graves. His study of the Wines of California won three separate prizes, including the Glenfiddich Award.
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