A beautifully illustrated book that brings together the unique story of over fifty-five of France's most beautiful wine villages. Provides information about the communities and their history, wines, and grape varieties. There is an an extraordinary diversity of regions, villages, and vineyards that together comprise one of the world's best-loved and best-known wine countries. The Most Beautiful Wine Villages of France show cases over fifty-five of the most beautiful of France's wine villages. From Chablis to Sancerre to St-Emilion to Menerbes the book explores the character and geography of the villages through the eyes of one of France's most respected wine writers combined with over 200 beautiful full-colour photographs. There are also useful boxes and full-colour illustrations that highlight key wine facts about each village.
Table of Contents
7 Introduction 8 Montmartre 10 Ay 12 Hautvillers 14 Les Riceys 16 Eguisheim 18 Kientzheim 20 Riquewihr 24 Beaune 28 Chablis 30 Irancy 34 Pernand-Vergelesses 36 Vezelay 38 Vougeot 40 Solutre-Pouilly 42 Oingt 44 Vaux-en-Beaujolais 46 Arbois 48 Chateau-Chalon 50 Cerdon 52 Arbin 54 Chignin 56 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 60 Condrieu 62 Gigondas 66 Grignan 68 Seguret 72 Les Baux-de-Provence 76 Bonnieux 80 Brignoles 82 Cassis 86 Menerbes 90 Saint-Roman-de-Beilet 94 Patrimonio 96 Lagrasse 100 Minerve 102 Roquebrun 104 Banyuls 108 Collioure 112 Bergerac 116 Cahors 118 Gaillac 122 Irouleguy 124 Madiran 126 Blaye 128 Fronsac 130 Margaux 132 St-Emilion 136 St-Macaire 138 Sauternes 140 Ancenis 142 Azay-le-Rideau 144 Bourgueil 146 Cheverny 148 Chinon 150 Saumur 154 Savennieres 156 Vouvray 158 St-Pourcain-sur-Sioule 160 Sancerre 164 Directory & picture credits
Francois Morel is one of France's most highly respected wine writers and is best-known for his work in the Larousse dictionaries. He was the owner of a celebrated Parisien wine bistro and is a member of several wine tasting committees. He devotes himself today entirely to his passion for wine, his travels and wine writing. He contributes regularly to Le Point, and is director of Le Rouge and Le Blanc. He is also the author of the Livre des Vins Insolites, which won the Le Prix Grand Cru de Saumur, and Chablis and Sancerre which appear in the Autour d'un Vin series. He lives in France.