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Book review: The Wines of France – The essential guide for the savvy shoppers

>> Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Wines of France – The essential guide for the savvy shoppers
By Jacqueline Friedrich
Ten Speed Press

This pocket sized book will come in very handy for those who want advice on what to buy. The whole book is a listing, region by region, of what the author thinks are the best and most interesting producers across France (including descriptive comments on the growers and their wines). Friedrich has spent years criss-crossing France to select the wine makers to be included. Any list of recommendations is of course up for debate, by definition since it is a personal choice. But looking at the recommendations for some of the districts we know particularly well we certainly wouldn’t argue with much of it, and even could find some new names that sound exciting. Good buy if you want a pocket size buying guide.

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