France is the soul of the global wine industry. And over the past 20 years, French wine has been simultaneously destroying and recreating itself, driven by a talented generation of pioneering winemakers.
This new generation sees all the value of French terroir — its traditions, its famed vineyards, its renown. But it is also struggling to succeed amid a bureaucracy that undermines progress and makes life more difficult for the small independent vignerons who make up the backbone of French wine.
This one-of-a-kind book required more than eight years of research and reporting. Bonné takes readers on a tour through every wine region of France, and features some 800 producers and more than 7,000 wines, plus evocative maps and photography by award-winning photojournalist Susannah Ireland.
Packaged in a deluxe slip case and encompassing two volumes and nearly 900 pages, The New French Wine has enjoyed widespread critical praise — including being named a Wine Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, and praised by The New York Times as “an opinionated, thought-provoking work that uses wine as a vehicle for cultural history.”