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Noble Rot: A Bordeaux Wine Revolution

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For wine lovers the world over, Bordeaux is the center of the universe. But in the past two decades, revolutionaries have stormed its traditional bastions, making their mark and their fortunes modernizing the production and marketing of wine. "Noble Rot" introduces us to the figures who epitomize the changes sweeping Bordeaux the noble family behind Chateau d'Yquem; a ston ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published May 1st 2004)
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Sebastien Lazardeux
So, since this website is called "goodreads," I should not mention this book. I'm slightly jealous that a journalist got some time and money to have fun tasting 2001 Yquem and other Bordeaux, so I may be slightly subjective.
But the message is terrible: "Thanks Jeff Davies, Bob Parker, and Michel Rolland for telling the world (especially these condescending west bankers) what Bordeaux should taste like. And long live the garagistes!"
I've heard all this before, was given no reason as to why I shou
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Molly
Informative, but disorganized. This book could have been vastly improved in presentation by a good, solid edit. Nonetheless, the content was certainly interesting!
J.P. Bary
Sep 13, 2013 J.P. Bary rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bordeaux Aficionados
This book weaves several threads, not all of which are equally interesting. Echikson's first thread is the relationship between Robert Parker and the French wine community, which is a complicated one. Eventually someone may chronicle this fascinating story in its entirely, describing the signal importance of Parker's work in Bordeaux to the early success of his career, the early breakdown of his relationships with the Burgundians and his more mature and lasting romance with the producers in the ...more
Ward Kadel - drXeNo
An outstanding look at both the art AND the business of making wine, in and around Bordeaux. Written in a very informative, yet conversational tone, it provides an inner look at the people and inner workings of an old world wine industry making it in a new world of wine. It also was the first to get me very interested in Malbec-based wine from Cahors!
Marten
A very nice collection of wine making stories in the bordeaux region!! A peek behind the scenes! A must for all wine lovers!
Linda
Interesting but disjointed.
Nathan
The first half, which discussed the history of Bordeaux, the first growth estates, and new garagista wine makers was very interesting, but the second half of the book was sort of meandering and boring.
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