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Pocket Guide to the Wines of Bordeaux

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After several enquiries from Winedoctor readers in the USA who have been disappointed to find that US Amazon lists my Pocket Guide to the Wines of Bordeaux as out of print, I am delighted to report that the book is available for worldwide delivery from Magbooks.

UK readers can still buy it from the UK Amazon, and of course if it is the Kindle edition you would prefer, this is available without any difficulty wherever you are. If you’re after a paper copy though, and local retailers don’t stock it, it is available for a good price (not including delivery) from Magbooks.

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About my Book

A 146-page A5 pocket (a large pocket, obviously) guide to Bordeaux, this guide features the latest Bordeaux news, a report on the Bordeaux 2011 vintage, vintage summaries going back 20 years, selected châteaux profiles (not just first growths but good-value Bordeaux too), opinion pieces, a guide to Bordeaux and its classifications and guidance on buying, storing, drinking and enjoying Bordeaux. Although a pocket guide its coverage is broad, so it should appeal to Bordeaux experts looking for the latest gossip and developments, as well as Bordeaux beginners looking for help in the Bordeaux minefield. The price is low (much less than the price of a bottle of Bordeaux today – something I discuss in the book), so it should make the ideal stocking filler!

For more detail on what the book covers, chapter by chapter, see this previous post.

Reader’s Reviews

I’m very grateful for feedback on the guide; here are some extracts from comments that have been posted on Amazon:

This is a really entertaining read and well worth keeping as a reference guide. The price is excellent too as you can own this book (although it is a pocket guide size) for little more than a cost of a single issue of Decanter.Liberace0425, Amazon

Well written, clear and incisive, it’s all a pocket book should be.TW Gisby, Amazon

It is quite impressive how it manages to be relevant for both the novice and the master at the same time.PeterPilot, Amazon

And a couple I have received by email:

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say congratulations and thanks for your new Pocket Guide to Bordeaux. I wish this guide existed when I first dipped my toe into the wines of Bordeaux a few years ago!Anthony, Hong Kong

I am making my way through your excellent Bordeaux Wine Guide. It is most detailed and informative – I have found it an excellent read.Gerald, Hong Kong

(clearly it is selling well in Hong Kong!!)

2 Responses to “Pocket Guide to the Wines of Bordeaux”

  1. The book is highly recommended. It reads very well and the layout and artwork are of an excellent quality! Of course the book should have been longer, but that would ruin (some of) the point, I suppose…

  2. Thanks Ole, much appreciated!