Top 10 new drinks books

3rd January, 2014 by Gabriel Stone

The last year has seen an exciting cascade of books published on a variety of drinks related subjects. From the informative to the entertaining, the encyclopaedic to the alluringly niche, read on to discover our top recommendations for your 2014 reading list.

10. Bordeaux Legends by Jane Anson

Bordeaux Legends

The allure, mystique and grandeur that has put Bordeaux wines on such an unassailable pedestal is thanks in no small part to the five first growths of the region’s Left Bank.

In the first half of her book on these power houses, Bordeaux resident Jane Anson embarks on an in-depth exploration of their rich history, from the 16th century origins of Haut Brion through the turbulence of the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century, the politics surrounding the famous 1855 classification and the alarming economic rollercoaster of the 20th century.

Against this backdrop, she dedicates the second half of the book to the modern day management of these estates and their custodians’ work to protect their position at the pinnacle of the international fine wine market.

Whether examining the latest advances in viticulture, taking a behind the scenes look at the blending process involved in preparing en primeur samples or considering the eye-watering price hikes of recent years, Anson brings us right up to date with what it takes to run a first growth in the 21st century.

RRP £35.

One Response to “Top 10 new drinks books”

  1. craig says:

    Thanks for this top 10. Can’t wait to read the new edition of the World Atlas of Wine. Glad to read of the shift from international wine styles to indigenous varieties.

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