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Noble Rot: A Bordeaux Wine Revolution

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  95 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 Château d'Yquem; a stonem ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 17th 2006 by W. W. Norton Company (first published May 1st 2004)
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Sebastien Lazardeux
Jan 28, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Sep 04, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
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!
Nathan
Aug 06, 2009 rated it liked it
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.
Linda
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting but disjointed.
Bob Peru
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
reading for work.
v. informative.
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