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Many years ago my favorite books on Burgundy and Bordeaux were
The Wines of Burgundy by H.W. Yoxall and The Wines of Bordeaux
by Edmund Penning-Rowsell. These books are out of print and way
out of date. Does anyone have any current favorites?
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Jim Mehl wrote:
Many years ago my favorite books on Burgundy and Bordeaux were
The Wines of Burgundy by H.W. Yoxall and The Wines of Bordeaux
by Edmund Penning-Rowsell. These books are out of print and way
out of date. Does anyone have any current favorites?


I like COTE D'OR by Clive Coates M.W. which has a copyright of 1997. It
is about 1000 pages long, but easy to read and navigate.

I also like THE WINES OF BORDEAUX also by Clive Coates with a copyright
of 2004. It is over 700 pages long and well organized. The Parkerites
likely will want one of Parker's books.

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Jim Mehl wrote:
Many years ago my favorite books on Burgundy and Bordeaux were
The Wines of Burgundy by H.W. Yoxall and The Wines of Bordeaux
by Edmund Penning-Rowsell. These books are out of print and way
out of date. Does anyone have any current favorites?


I like COTE D'OR by Clive Coates M.W. which has a copyright of 1997. It
is about 1000 pages long, but easy to read and navigate.

I also like THE WINES OF BORDEAUX also by Clive Coates with a copyright
of 2004. It is over 700 pages long and well organized. The Parkerites
likely will want one of Parker's books.


I would add Anthony Hanson‘s Burgundy which, although again somewhat
out of date, is great for finding good value. The Bordeaux Atlas by
Duijker & Broadbent is in the same league in my view. There is
really no substitute for Cocks & Feret for the basic facts rather than
opinion.


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"Making Sense Of Burgundy" by Matt Kramer. Like all of his writings easy to
read and lots of good information.


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Jim Mehl wrote:
Many years ago my favorite books on Burgundy and Bordeaux were
The Wines of Burgundy by H.W. Yoxall and The Wines of Bordeaux
by Edmund Penning-Rowsell. These books are out of print and way
out of date. Does anyone have any current favorites?


I like COTE D'OR by Clive Coates M.W. which has a copyright of 1997. It
is about 1000 pages long, but easy to read and navigate.

I also like THE WINES OF BORDEAUX also by Clive Coates with a copyright
of 2004. It is over 700 pages long and well organized. The Parkerites
likely will want one of Parker's books.


I would add Anthony Hanson's Burgundy which, although again somewhat
out of date, is great for finding good value. The Bordeaux Atlas by
Duijker & Broadbent is in the same league in my view. There is
really no substitute for Cocks & Feret for the basic facts rather than
opinion.


Tim



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I'll strongly second both the sadly out of print Kramer "Making Sense"
and the Coates Burgundy book (I need to get mine back!). I can't say I
was as enthralled over Coates' Bordeaux book, though I liked parts .
And can't really comment on the Parker "Bordeaux", as my edition is the
1985 (occasionally useful, to check vineyard makeup on older bottles).

On the non-book front, I actually find Neal Martin's wine-journal.com
to be an excellent source of information re Bordeaux . I disagree with
him (sometimes vehemently) about some wines, but find the chateaux
profiles informative. He covers other areas, but Bdx is his clear
passion. I don't know of any website equivalent for Burgundy. Although
yakshaya.com has some good stuff, as does John Gilman's old brokerage
site http://bentleywine.com/news.htm. Actually the most enjoyable wine
reading I've done recently is John's "View from the Cellar" newsletter.
Certainly not comprehensive (it's a newsletter), nor cheap, but
informative passionate reading. (disclaimer I'm in an occasional
tasting group with JG).



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