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The Wines of Burgundy

Clive Coates M. W. (Author)

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Hardcover, 896 pages
ISBN: 9780520250505
May 2008
$68.95, £51.95
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Ten years after the publication of the highly acclaimed, award-winning Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, the "Bible of Burgundy," Clive Coates now offers this thoroughly revised and updated sequel. This long-awaited work details all the major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of recent tasting notes of the top wines. All-new chapters on Chablis and Côte Chalonnaise replace the previous volume's domaine profiles. Coates, a Master of Wine who has spent much of the last thirty years in Burgundy, considers it to be the most exciting, complex, and intractable wine region in the world, and the one most likely to yield fine wines of elegance and finesse. This book is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional alike by one of the world's leading wine experts, writing with his habitual expertise, lucidity, and unequaled firsthand knowledge.
Preface
Introduction
Part One: • The Villages, the Vineyards, the Domaines

CHABLIS
THE CôTE D’OR: THE CôTE DE NUITS
THE CôTE D’OR: THE CôTE DE BEAUNE
CôTE CHALONNAISE

Part Two: • The Vintages

VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1983
1978
1976
1971
1969
1966
1964
1962
1961
1959

Appendix One: Rating the Vintages
Appendix Two: Rating The Domaines of the Côte d’Or
Appendix Three: Rating the Domaines and Négociants
Appendix Four: Côte d’Or: The Size of the Crop (2005-1949)
Appendix Five: Côte d’Or: Surface Areas: A Summary
Appendix Six: Price Movements
Appendix Seven: Measurements and Conversion Tables

Bibliography
Index
Maps
Clive Coates, MW (Master of Wine), is a renowned wine writer. His fine wine magazine, The Vine, was published from 1984 to 2005. His books include Grands Vins: The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wine, An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France, and The Wines of Bordeaux (all from UC Press).
“A solid, in-depth reference on Burgundy — the best, in fact, since Mr. Coates’s own Côte d’Or. . . . An invaluable starting point. “—New York Times
“Coates' magnum opus remains invaluable.”—SF Chronicle
“The serious wine lover would be well advised to invest in this tome.”—The Art Of Eating
“Resembles the elegant, complex wines that are its subject.”—Bloomberg News
“I think my top 2008 recommendation as a reference book would be Clive Coates’ The Wines of Burgundy.”—Jancis Robinson Jancisrobinson.com
“Highly recommended to anyone with even the slightest interest in Burgundy.”—The World Of Fine Wine
“An indispensable guide for Burgundy collectors.”—Wine & Spirits Magazine
“Now the comprehensive guide to Burgundy vintages dating from 1959 to 2006. “—Library Journal
“A must-have for Burgundy lovers.”—SF Chronicle
“No serious Burgophile should be without it.”—The Wine News
“A solid, in-depth reference on Burgundy — the best, in fact, since Mr. Coates’s own Côte d’Or. . . . An invaluable starting point. “—International Herald Tribune
"A master class in Burgundy, given by one of the world's foremost authorities." Jacqueline Friedrich, author of The Wines of France

"Clive Coates is a thinker as well as a writer and taster of distinction…. For me, he is indispensable reading."—Hugh Johnson

Nominee for the 2009 Book Award, James Beard Foundation

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