Thursday, 3 December 2009

South-West France: The Wines and Winemakers by Paul Strang


After months of waiting for Amazon to notify me when this book is available in the UK, my copy arrived yesterday. Whilst timing like this obviously intends the book to be given as Christmas presents, University of California Press should be congratulated of finding a sure-fire guarantee that I won't be able to get any work done between now and the end of the year.

First impression: coffee table presentation belies the fact that this is clearly a serious work and a must have for any SWF nut. A quick glance at some of the comments suggests that Paul Strang and I agree about several things (the New Black Wine from Clos Triguedina, for example: for me, it's like drinking squid ink! Other wines from them are good, though, if overpriced) and, of course, I'm pleased to see he rates all the estates I am working with.

More soon, no doubt