Books for the wine lover
Reviews of Inside Burgundy: Côte de Beaune
Tamlyn Currin, Jancis Robinson.com:
“This puts all the electronic ‘e’s into Beaune Heaven. The maps are coloured, crisp and detailed, with a ‘tap to zoom’ feature that had me peering at the contour lines of Chassagne-Montrachet for a mesmerised time. I’d practically walked that vineyard by the time I left the page.
“Visually, it’s a delight. The font and clarity and spacing of the layout is so crystal-clear… What gives the e-book a jewelled edge is the addition of the luminously beautiful photographs; Burgundy seen through the lens of an artist, glowing with colour and so vivid it looks close enough to touch.”
Stuart Dredge, The Guardian:
“When Apple launched its iBooks Author software in January 2012, the emphasis was firmly on digital textbooks, with some talk about self-publishing potential for authors. 315 year-old wine merchants weren’t mentioned much. Well, at all.
“Yet fast forward to 2013 and British firm Berry Bros. & Rudd (est. 1698) has released one of the more impressive ebooks created using Apple’s publishing tools: Jasper Morris’ Inside Burgundy: Côte de Beaune.”
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Adam Lechmere, Decanter.com:
“…exhaustive detail of the thousands of growers and producers of the region gleaned from Morris’s 30 years’ expertise on Burgundy – with interactive, detailed maps. It adds dozens of photographs which are not in the book, and videos of Morris discussing aspects of the Burgundy vineyard.”
Natasha Hughes, wine-pages.com:
“the interactivity afforded by this iPad version certainly brings something extra to the party. While a book offers the reader glorious full-colour photos, it can’t feature interactive maps or videos that allow Morris to explain the quality factors that pertain to certain vineyards in greater depth. As you read through the text, you can also add your own comments or tasting notes, allowing you to add personalised layers of complexity to the already thorough text.”
“This outstanding interactive e-book takes an in-depth look into one of the most prestigious wine growing regions in the world, with one of the foremost experts for guidance.”