Tarzana, CA: Burghounds Books com, Inc., (2018). First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto size, 597 pp, inscribed on a special plate by both Allen Meadows and Douglas Barzelay. Fine. Item #CNJL2256
An historical romp through the vintages of Burgandy, in date order, with far more than simply tasting notes - the authors have put each vintage into historical context, shedding light and providing societal and human interest into the world of Burgundian wines.
From the publisher's web site: "In Burgundy Vintages, Allen and Doug provide the reader with in-depth assessments of each vintage: what the growing season was like, how the wines have evolved, and what the future is likely to hold. Tasting notes provide further insight into the wines produced and what to buy, sell and drink - all especially critical as the price of Burgundy continues to escalate. The book also describes how modern Burgundy was formed. It is the narrative of a journey that begins in 1845 with the oldest wine the authors have tasted and that articulates how, over the course of the ensuing 170 years, Burgundy’s culture, philosophy and techniques of winegrowing and winemaking all changed significantly. Even the vision of vinous beauty has inexorably transformed. Burgundy Vintages seeks to enrich the reader’s understanding of modern Burgundy by reconciling its present with its past even as it evolves in ways undreamed of a century ago."
Recently this publication received two Gourmand World Book Awards: Book of the Year - French Wine, and Wine Book of the Year - Best in All Categories (for books published in the US).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full red cloth over boards, pictorial depiction of a grapevine on the front board in gilt, similar gilt depiction on the spine, gilt lettering on the front and spine, gold endpapers, inscribed to the prior (original) owner on a special bookplate mounted onto the half-title page "For John: / Enjoy Vintages! / Allen Meadows / Doug Barzelay", lavishly illustrated throughout in colour, text in two columns, red ribbon marker; quarto size (11.25" by 9 1/8"), pagination: [i-vii] viii-xiv, 1-583. Issued without a dust jacket.
___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the authors' inscription entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy volume and therefore additional postage will apply; please inquire for details.
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