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For decades, David Downie and Alison Harris have been exploring Burgundy—they walked clear across it in 2006—reporting on their finds for top magazines and newspapers worldwide. This is the third Terroir Guide they have collaborated on and perhaps the most detailed and personal of any so far. Burgundy is one of Frances great food and wine regions. Many of the worlds most sought-after wines are produced there; so, too, are some of the most underrated, underpriced white wines in France. Each of Burgundys five wine districts is thoroughly explored in this guide, with recommendations on which wines to buy and which wineries to visit. Wine terminology is explained in a way that anyone can understand. On the food side, Burgundy still has a surprising number of luxurious restaurants, as well as dozens of country auberges visitors dream of discovering. Downie leads you to just such places, as well as to specialty food shops where you can taste the regions terroir firsthand. Burgundys lush scenery distills the essence of French terroir, and each of its subregions has a distinctive character where the architecture and art reflect this storied diversity.

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David Downies books include Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa and Food Wine Rome (both from The Little Bookroom). He divides his time between France and Italy.

Alison Harriss latest books, Markets of Paris, The Patisseries of Paris, Chic Shopping Paris, Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa, and Food Wine Rome are published by The Little Bookroom.

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jonell, March 31, 2011 (view all comments by jonell)
I have written many a guidebook, I have used many a guidebook, and I know Burgundy pretty darned well, but this exquisite book, Food Wine Burgundy, is like none other. It is chock full of information not found in any other book I’ve seen about Burgundy. It is Burgundy for those who want to discover Burgundy for the first time, but it is also Burgundy for those who, like me, already know Burgundy and want to know it still more.

Downie is a writer’s writer, a writer for those who appreciate good writing, yet his writing is clear and accessible to all. His lucid manner of presenting and describing food and wine make you feel confident that he has done his homework (which he has; this book is 20 years in the making) and that you can rely on his recommendations. He not only has an amazing depth of knowledge about food, wine, and history, but he weaves it all together in an amazing, catchy prose not seen in modern-day guidebooks. He has a love of “terroir”; of what the land has to offer, of earthy food and wine. He seems to have the nose of a truffle hog, because in the addresses we’ve tried so far and already know, we’ve never found him to be off the mark.

The beautiful photos by Alison Harris create the perfect atmosphere for the subject matter, and make you feel you’re already in Burgundy, no matter where on the globe you might be.

Its format and look are original and classy, and it’s not too bulky, which is important when you’re traveling.

The prose and photos together make this much more than a guidebook. It is a book for booklovers, a book you will pick up time and time again, not just because you’re planning a trip to Burgundy, but because it is a little jewel of a book. You will read about the places you’ve been and the places you want to go, and feel you’re almost there.
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Downie, David
Little Bookroom
Harris, Alison
Harris, Allison
Harris, Alison
Europe - France
Wine and wine making -- France -- Burgundy.
Restaurants -- France -- Burgundy.
Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Travel - France
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Terroir Guides the Terroir Guides
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