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Bordeaux: Guide to the Wines of France

Approach Guides

Published February 1st 2014
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Kindle Edition
109 pages
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Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides take an in depth look at a wine regions grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences.ABOUT THIS WINE GUIDELocated in southwest France and piercedMoreWine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides take an in depth look at a wine regions grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences.ABOUT THIS WINE GUIDELocated in southwest France and pierced through its center by the Gironde river, Bordeaux is probably France’s, if the world’s, most famous wine-producing region. This Approach Guide is designed as a quick-reference resource for wine enthusiasts seeking to understand what makes Bordeaux’s wines unique and make informed choices.Publisher note: The purpose of this guide is to profile the unique aspects of Bordeauxs appellations and grape varieties- this guide does not profile specific producers or rate individual wines.What’s in this guidebook:* Grape varieties. We describe the primary red and white grape varieties in Bordeaux’s famous blends and where they reach their highest expressions.Vintage ratings. We offer a straightforward vintage ratings table, which affords high-level insight into the best and most challenging years for wine production in Bordeaux.* A Bordeaux wine label. We explain what to look for on a Bordeaux wine label and what it tells you about what’s in the bottle. In doing so, we provide background on Bordeaux’s appellation system and its producer classifications.* Map and appellation profiles. Leveraging our map of the region, we provide detailed profiles of each of Bordeaux’s appellations. For each appellation, this guide describes the prevailing terroir, the types of wine produced, and what makes them distinctive.* Recommendations. We mark our favorite appellations with asterisks (*) — our selections have a record for providing quality, consistency, and good values.We hope that this guide serves as a great resource for your wine adventures in France and sets you on a path to making your own discoveries.FREE UPDATESApproach Guides often updates content and releases new editions of its guidebooks. These updates are FREE for existing customers. Please visit http://approachguides.com/updates for a list of recently updated guides and instructions on downloading the new version.PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDESCompulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.- Travel + LeisureWhat started as one couple’s travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com — a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What’s hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor’s famous temple structures in Cambodia.- LA Times