This is a revision of Remington Norman’s classic work on Burgundy, first published in 1992, and then revised in 1996, with Charles Taylor added as an author. It’s a brilliant book, and pretty much a compulsory purchase for any Burgundy nut. The bulk of the book is taken up by profiles of the top 141 domaines, which are well-written and go into considerable detail. There are also useful guides to the different appellations, as well as some general sections on winemaking, viticulture and the business of Burgundy. Where opinions are given, these are considered and reasonable, and I like the way that the authors are prepared to say what they think: it brings some life to the book.
The book itself is nicely designed in a three-column format, and there are ample photographs, the majority of which are by Janet Price and John Wyand. Hardback and in A4 format, it’s a chunky, substantial tome that does full justice to this most engrossing of wine regions. I just hope we don’t have to wait another 14 years for the fourth edition.
Guide retail price is £40, but Amazon have it considerably cheaper.