To enrich your knowledge of the world of wine,
I recommend these few original works to devour without moderation.
"Les aventures du cuisinier Savoisy", excellent detective novel set in the Middle Ages Contains almost one medieval cooking recipe per page! As well as a lot of information on the wines that were drunk at the time... A must !!!
Through his Encyclopédie des Crus Bourgeois du Bordelais, Michel Dovaz draws up an exhaustive inventory of the resources and wealth of this vineyard, within unpublished and mapped documentation.
The Encyclopédie des vins et alcools covers all the knowledge attached to the vine, viticulture and winemaking. Excellent work by Alexis Lichine, the leading importer of French wines in the United States.
Michel Dovaz explains in his work Millésimes - Les Grandes Années de 1900 à nos jours the place of the great wines in the vineyard over this period, before drawing up the list of the great vintages, these few exceptional wines which have forever marked the history of the world vineyard.
We are in Versailles, in 1709. Piero Rossignol is promoted sommelier to the Sun King, following the mysterious death of his master, and must protect his wines. In the gardens of Versailles, Piero will discover a fainting young girl whom he will decide to protect. This fascinatingly intrigued novel is sprinkled with historical references and anecdotes that will delight oenophiles.
Travel around the globe with Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve in this book with spectacular photographs that highlight the personality of each country, from France to the United States via Portugal.
The book Tout savoir sur le Vin bears its name very well: extremely complete and illustrated, it will answer all your questions: which wine to accompany which dish? At what temperature should a Bourgueil be eaten?
Thanks to the Dico-Guide des vins de France, you will no longer remain undecided in front of the shelves of the wine merchant, the menus of the restaurants or in front of the endless gondolas of the hypermarkets! It contains, among other things, all the appellations of French wines, maps of the vineyards...
Through the École de la dégustation, you will learn how to make the most of the sensory experience of tasting: on the eye, on the nose, on the palate; you will recognize the types and styles of wines; you will identify the characteristics of the grape varieties... thanks to progressive learning through comparative tastings and practical exercises.