• 10 Great Wine Families cover
  • 10 Great Wine Families cover
  • Format:Hardback
  • ISBN:9781913141011
  • Publication Date:08-07-2019
  • Pages:296

10 Great Wine Families

Fiona Morrison MW

A Tour Through Europe

10 Great Wine Families

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‘Fiona Morrison Thienpont has written a book from a viewpoint no other writer, as far as I know, has ever possessed: a seat at the heart of the action.’
Hugh Johnson

‘In many ways, this is a most fascinating psychology of family relationships and success, seen through the prism of wine.’
Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com

‘If you ever wonder what it’s like to grow up a Perrin in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a Liger-Belair at La Romanée or a Gaja in Barbaresco, this book will take you there.’
Josh Green, Wine & Spirits

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An up-close and personal insight into 10 of Europe’s most celebrated winemaking families that chronicles their triumphs, trials and tribulations through successive generations. Not just any wine families: the likes of Frescobaldi, Gaja, Torres, Perrin, Niepoort, Liger-Belair, Müller, Knoll, Palacios and Thienpont (Fiona's own family), 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 

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  • Weight1.143 kg
  • Format225 x 170 mm, 296 pages, hardback, colour throughout
Fiona Morrison MW is Managing Director of Thienpont Wine, an international wine merchant and négociant and with her husband, Jacques Thienpont, runs their three Bordeaux estates, Le Pin in Pomerol, L'IF in Saint Emilion and L'Hêtre in Castillon. She has been heavily involved in the Institute of Masters of Wine and writes books and lectures, as well as consulting for Brussels Airlines.

‘The books that taught me about wine were about places and people. It’s the history and stories about a wine that bring it to life and make it worth talking about.’

– Steven Spurrier