Bordeaux Wine Books

Best Books on the Bordeaux Wine Region of France

The Bordeaux region of France produces some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. It is the second largest wine-growing region in the world and produces over 700 million bottles annually.

There are three great books that delve into the rich history of the Bordeaux region:

Noble Rot: A Bordeaux Wine Revolution
Noble Rot Cover(pictured) by William Echikson, a wine columnist for the Wall Street Journal Europe, takes readers into the center of the French wine business. Published in 2004, it discusses the evolution of Bordeaux as the battle rages between old world and new world wine classifications.

Bordeaux Chateaux: A History of the Grands Crus Classes 1855-2005 by Franck Ferrand with a forward by Hugh Johnson, is a must have for Bordeaux enthusiasts. Published in 2004, Ferrand takes readers on a historical tour of the prestigious Bordeaux chateaux.

Bordeaux: A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines
, by Robert Parker, was first published in 1985. This is core reading for wine enthusiasts and is often referred to as "the Bible".

Noble Rot: A Bordeaux Wine Revolution by William Echikson

In the wine capital of the world, a battle royal of tradition against innovation in the quest for ratings and market share.

Bordeaux Chateaux: A History of the Grands Crus Classes 1855-2005 by Franck Ferrand

A historical tour of the most prestigious chateaux in the world's most popular wine-making region, Bordeaux Style brings the reader into the intimate interiors and tasting rooms of the chateaux. From gleaming black-and-white floor tiles to the graceful shadows cast by stone arches, from luxurious residences to musky wine cellars, these stunning photographs offer a taste of the rich culture behind these grand wines.

Bordeaux: A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines by Robert M. Parker

Wine drinkers around the world refer to Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s Bordeaux simply as "The Bible."

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