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"An incredibly useful, comprehensive, and informative guide. The French still make more great wine than any other nation in the world, but they don't make it easy to understand. Friedrich does. Novices need this book; wine geeks will want it."
"Remarkable in its depth and breadth of coverage, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in exploring the diverse wines of France. It has become the favorite reference of my entire staff."
--Thomas Keller, chef and owner, The French Laundry
"Much needed, fabulously realized. I especially like the author's unsnobby approach and compulsively readable style. This book is full of great wines at low prices, and Friedrich understands that wine is, above all, about pleasure."
--Kermit Lynch, owner, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
"I love this book! Truly one of the most comprehensive and informative books of its kind, it is an invaluable tool for the wine professional and consumer alike. Definitely the perfect companion for your next trip to the wine shop."
--Caroline Styne, wine director and owner, Lucques and AOC
"Most Americans have an irrational fear of French wines--the nomenclature, vintages, edgier tannins, and gout de terroir in place of obvious fruitiness. Friedrich has done a tremendous service in demystifying what makes the wines of France as special as they are as well as helping to preserve a diversity of wine choices in a world that is rapidly becoming more homogeneous."
--Randall Grahm, owner, Bonny Doon Vineyard
"Straightforward, clear, and concise, Friedrich's book teaches all about the revolution in French wine making and how French wines have never been better tasting or as well-priced than they are now."
Novice or experienced wine drinkers alike should keep this at hand when purchasing . The author takes great care to give the essential advice we need when contemplating a wine we... Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Dr. Andrew D Guest
Excellent guide, but the biggest problem is that you can't carry it around all the time stopping by a local wine shop and going to a restaurant , a kindle version which I can pull... Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by Kenny