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Announcing ‘Inside Bordeaux’


Jane Anson: photo courtesy Decanter

Berry Bros. & Rudd Press is delighted to announce it has commissioned wine writer Jane Anson, and is working with her to produce an innovative new guide to the wines of Bordeaux.

Following  Jasper Morris MW’s classic Inside Burgundy in 2010, and the multi-award-winning Exploring and Tasting Wine: a wine course with digressions in 2015, Inside Bordeaux will be the third book from the publishing arm of Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant.

Inside Bordeaux will offer the most up to date and authoritative study on this fascinating region. Author Jane Anson is described by John Stimpfig at Decanter magazine as ‘the world’s most informed and accomplished expert on the wines of Bordeaux – bar none’.

The 480-page book will profile more than 600 châteaux in 65 appellations, providing insight into the people, the techniques and the philosophies that shape the wines.

But the book will also take readers beyond what they already think they know about Bordeaux.  Jane Anson draws upon recent – and literally ground-breaking – research by experts at the University of Bordeaux to profile the terroir of key châteaux and appellations. This research, some of it as yet unpublished, will give readers a vital key  into which wines will excel in which years.

Jane Anson comments: “With this book, I want to move away from the usual chateau/classification/appellation approach, and explore instead Bordeaux as it stands today, giving a fresh exploration of what is changing in a region that continues to fascinate wine-lovers the world over. 

“The book will offer an insight into how the most established names are evolving and pushing quality ever further, as well as an introduction to up and coming estates and the growth of trends such as biodynamic viticulture and terroir-led winemaking. I’m particularly excited about working with the region’s most renowned terroir experts to create new maps to showcase a subject that is just not talked about often enough when it comes to Bordeaux, and to help readers make clever buying decisions by matching soils and production style to the type of vintage, showing how to find value outside of the usual names.”

The announcement coincides with the annual en primeur tastings, when the world’s wine trade descends on France’s best-known region.

Inside Bordeaux is scheduled for publication in autumn 2019.

Jasper Morris MW is currently working on the second edition of his award-winning Inside Burgundy for BB&R Press.


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