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It is well written and researched.
Having recently read Elin McCoy's book, The Emperor of Wine, about the rise of Robert Parker, I was struck by the concision achieved here in Noble Wine.
Echikson does a very good job of explaining how the Bordeaux market works, including the roles played by merchants and brokers in the process.
Very good read. Loved the author use of delivering information without making you bored out of this world. Good read.Published 20 months ago by Adam C. Vignola
Easy read, great explinations of the wine region without a lot of complex b.s. I can recommend this to anyone who likes wine.Published 24 months ago by Andrew J. Hagen
This book covered the latest changes in Bordeaux in the wine business with emphasis on the individual achievement and failures. It is well written and researched. Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by David D. Brann
Revolving and rotating around the issues and people surrounding the great wine producing area of Bordeaux, Echikson's Noble Rot creates a non-linear history seemingly centered on... Read morePublished on July 26, 2007 by A. Buskell
The title 'Noble Rot' is misleading as the term relates to part of the process of making Sauternes, whereas the book covers Bordeaux wine as a whole and even goes outside its... Read morePublished on March 28, 2007 by Mr. F. D. Stuart
Each bottle of wine has a story and one tends to forget that it is a combination of good soil and climate, hard work in the fields, chemistry and, above all, human genius which... Read morePublished on August 25, 2006 by E55
This book is a good 'slice of time' account of the Bordeaux region of France. The author manages to include lots of history and geography, as back story, interwoven with... Read morePublished on August 21, 2006 by Two Rivers
In addition to the 'deification' of Robert Parker, noted by another reviewer, the book shows a surprising level of ugly American. Given the author's history, I had expected better. Read morePublished on November 3, 2005 by David Barber
This book is more about the people involved in the wine industry in France. It was quite interesting the way old wine families squabbled over their inherited estates... Read morePublished on May 18, 2005 by Anya Sherwood