Wine lovers appreciate not just the taste of wine and the pleasure it gives them, they also enjoy the lifestyle and culture associated with it and the values it conveys. Both a handbook and an illustrated history, this new guide offers all readers--from novice to professional--the keys to fully appreciating Bordeaux wines and their rich culture. Explore the wine chateaux, the Bordeaux wine trade, the art of wine blending, the rules of tasting, and the best food and wine pairings, as written by the world-renowned experts of the Bordeaux Wine School. This comprehensive guide to great wines, terroirs and grape varieties includes a wealth of illustrations--lush photographs as well as original drawings, maps, charts, tables and diagrams (plus links to 40 instructive videos)--that make this book essential reading for all wine lovers.
The Bordeaux Wine School (Interprofessional Council of Bordeaux Wine) is dedicated to highlighting the excellence of Bordeaux wines, offering training courses to both professionals and the public, ranging from beginners to advanced. Each course is a delightful experience that includes tasting, exercises and visits to wine properties. Since 2006, the Bordeaux Wine School has been active on an international level through a program for non-French educators, and today runs thirty schools outside of France. Collaborating with the Bordeaux Wine School on this new book is Sophie Brissaud, a food and wine writer and journalist., Her book Grands Crus Classes: The Great Wines of Bordeaux with Recipes from Top Chefs of the World was the, winner of the Edmond de Rothschild Prize for wine writing. She is the author of many other titles on wine, food, and cooking.