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Earthly Delights from the Garden of France/Wines of the Loire/Volume One/The Kingdom of Sauvignon Blanc/Sancerre-Pouilly-Fume and the Sauvignon Satellites Auteur : jacqueline Friedrich
Editeur : moi-meme
Nb Pages : 272
Année : November 2011
Langue : English
Catégorie : Histoire et sociologie

This book is the offspring of A Wine & Food Guide to the Loire, which I wrote more than fifteen years ago. Published in 1996, the book won the award for Best Wine & Spirits Book of the Year from the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Cooking Professionals (Julia Child Award), Veuve Cliquot, The Wine Advocate, Decanter Magazine and was a finalist in many other competitions. In 2007 The University of California Press asked me to write an update of the book. I found that before writing the book they wanted, I had to write the book(s) I felt were needed. Since the mid-90s, the Loire has changed so dramatically that I felt that, in order to do justice to the improved quality of the wines, to describe the dynamic young vintners, to explain the burgeoning eco-consciousness in each and every one of its multiplicity of appellations, I needed to write a three-volume opus and not the single-volume, 125,000 word book that I contracted to write for University of California Press. (I have proposed writing a condensed version for them.) Volume One is, by far, the most comprehensive book ever written on the wines of the Sancerrois. It focuses not only on the wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume, but on those of its very worthy satellites – Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Chateaumeillant, the Coteaux du Giennois and the Vins de Pays du Charitois and Tannay as well. This is truly the Kingdom of Sauvignon Blanc. And such is the progress made within these appellations, that I have completely revised my opinion of that popular but often underestimated grape. Its best wines, and there are many, now rival the finest Chablis. Wines made from Pinot Noir, the region's second most important grape, grow more charming and more riveting with each vintage. What's more, they are all affordable. You can fill your cellar with these diverse and wonderful wines without taking out a second mortgage. In addition to producer classifications by appellation, detailed descriptions of several hundred winemakers, tasting notes on thousands of wines, maps, geological diagrams and glossaries, I have explained the food specialties of the region and given restaurant and hotel recommendations as well as an annotated list of my favorite tourist sites. This is a self-published book. It is available through amazon.com, and barnes&nobles.com as well as in certain bookstores and other online outfits. You can order it immediately directly from the Lulu, the print-on-demand company, at http://www.lulu.com; or http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/earthly-delights-from-the-garden-of-francewines-of-the-loirevolume-one/16671163 The book has been recommended (in very favorable reviews) by Eric Asimov in The New York Times and Ed Behr in The Art of Eating. Another important and quite lengthy review will be appearing at the end of March. I will be happy to send you any of these reviews.


 
     
     
 
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