The Wines Of Burgundy
by Clive Coates MW
Publisher: University of California Press
Revised edition (13 May 2008)
Hardcover: 864 pages
Available from all good bookshops
UK £35 – US $60
Clive Coates' Côte d'Or, a Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, was published to great acclaim in 1997. It won a number of prizes, including the André Simon, the Veuve Clicquot, the James Beard, and exceptionally, in that it was the first time for 40 years that the award had been given to both a wine book and to a non-Burgundian, the Prix de la Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, based at the Château du Clos de Vougeot.
Completely revised, very largely totally re-written, Clive's up-date, The Wines of Burgundy, which now includes a survey of the wines and producers of Chablis and the Côte Chalonnaise as well as the Côte d'Or, was published worldwide by the University of California Press in May 2008.
This is destined, like Côte d'Or, to become the new "Bible of Burgundy".
Frank Prial has described Clive Coates as one of the most elegant of the world's wine writers. Hugh Johnson has written: "What other writer gives you the confidence that he truly knows each property, its terroir, its proprietors and its produce, and can give you a fresh and honest assessment?"