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What Price Bordeaux?

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What Price Bordeaux?

The last two decades have seen a revolution in Bordeaux. What Price Bordeaux? takes a novel approach in explaining the forces responsible for this change. The top châteaux have been obtaining unprecedented prices for their wines, while at the same time smaller chateau owners are going bankrupt. Enormous changes in the production and style of wine have been accomplished by advances in viticulture and vinification coupled with climatic changes. The battle between modernists and traditionalists plays out through the garage wines, felt by some to be the newest wave, and by others to be a caricature of Bordeaux. Pulling together information from a variety of sources including the market in Bordeaux, changing patterns of ownership, and new possibilities in viticulture and vinification, this book presents a unique overview of the forces making Bordeaux wine what it is today. The book considers the role of terroir, how events ranging from the phylloxera plague to global warming have changed the fundamental nature of Bordeaux, the mysteries of the en primeur system, the rising influence of oenologues and critics, the changing nature of the wine itself, and the rise and fall of various chateaux. A running theme is the powerful effect that the classification of 1855 continues to have on the chateaux of both Left and Right Banks, and this and the other classification systems are considered before concluding with a new classification of the châteaux based on the existing market.

AuthorBenjamin Lewin MW
Dewey Decimal Number641
LabelWine Appreciation Guild
List Price$34.95
ManufacturerWine Appreciation Guild
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages271
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2009-08-24
PublisherWine Appreciation Guild
StudioWine Appreciation Guild
TitleWhat Price Bordeaux?
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