THE FINEST WINES OF BURGUNDY; a guide to the best producers of the
320 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27201-9, $34.95 US paper covers) is by Bill Nanson, a chemist with no connection to the wine trade, but he regularly visits (for more than 15 years) the region and works the harvest. He also publishes the Burgundy-Report (http://www.burgundy-report.com/) a website which, since late 2002, has a slowly expanding library of domaine and village profiles, comments on the market and vintage challenges plus, of-course, discussion of the wines. His site allows you to learn about the region and its wines, peruse notes from many bottles or even discuss with other people. So the current book is like a hard copy of the website. The book actually is one of an illustrated series created by The World of Fine Wine magazine; it is Number 6. These are guides to the classic regions and their producers, vineyards and vintages. As Hugh Johnson, one of the editorial team, would say "These are the wines most worth talking about". Thus far, the company Fine Wine Editions has looked at
Audience and level of use: the serious wine lover who also loves to read, reference libraries and wine schools.
Some interesting or unusual facts: best-ever Domaines in
Quality/Price Rating: 90.