ABOUT THE BOOK
An up-close and personal account of 10 wine families and their trials, tribulations and successes. Not just any wine families: the likes of Frescobaldi, Gaja, Torres, Perrin, Niepoort, Knoll and Torres, known and revered across the world. Fiona Morrison was welcomed into the homes of each (with her photographer) and was able to capture the ‘behind the scenes’ excitement of wine making in the kind of vivid detail impossible to achieve in a magazine article. A must-read for any wine lover, Fiona offers both intimate portraits and topical insights, as she raises questions about climate change, globalization, how to make a family business commercial, organic trends, and the tricky business of inheritance tax.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fiona Morrison MW is winner of the coveted James Beard Award and the Prix Lanson for her wine writing. Since her marriage to winemaker Jacques Thienpont in 1997, she shares her time between Belgium and Bordeaux, helping make the wine and manage their three estates – Le Pin (Pomerol), L’IF (Saint-Emilion) and Château L’Hêtre (Côtes de Castillon). Her spare moments are spent travelling and writing about wine. Fiona has over 30 years experience in the fine wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. She was awarded the Master of Wine in 1994.
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