Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, the French experts on French wine, co-edited the Revue du Vin de France for almost 20 years. Well kwn all over the world by wine professionals and consumers alike, Bettane and Desseauve w bring their expertise to the English-speaking market in their encyclopedic book The Definitive Guide to French Wine. This comprehensive guide is organised by region, including t only such celebrated areas as Burgundy and Champagne, but also lesser-kwn wine-making provinces like Languedoc and Jura. Within each chapter, a complete picture of the region is presented through maps, entries for individual wineries, detailed information about their wines (including ratings) and best of lists. Written in clear, user-friendly language, the guide is accessible even to those who are wine vices. Whether you're looking to stock your cellar, discover today's prize-winning, must-have wines, learn about a particular region, or expand your wine-tasting horizons, The Definitive Guide to French Wine is the oephile's ideal companion.
Michel Bettane has a PhD in classics and has always been a passionate wine lover. He taught at the Academie du Vin in Paris from 1977 to 1989, and joined the Revue du Vin de France in the early 1980s. He is one of the best-known wine tasters in the world. Thierry Dessauve began working as a journalist at the age of 20. Writing for the Revue du Vin de France, he realized he could combine his two passions: wine and journalism. He became the publication's editor in chief in 1989 and its publisher in 1996.