Description - 10 Great Wine Families: A Tour Through Europe by Fiona Morrison

Fiona Morrison, awarded the coveted Master of Wine in 1994, is a talented writer and winemaker who works closely with her husband, Jacques Thienpont, helping to make the wine and manage their three Bordeaux estates Le Pin (Pomerol, home to one of the world's most prestigious red wines), L'IF (Saint-Emilion) and Chateau L'Hetre (Cotes de Castillon). Fiona has over 30 years' experience in the fine wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. "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 "It all comes down to succession: how a family can hold together over the course of generations, continuing to build on the success of their vines and their ancestors. Wine is one of the rare businesses in which this level of international fame and internal family politics plays out over centuries - unless you consider royalty a business. So, it makes for an unusual sociological study and compelling prose." Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits AUTHOR: Fiona Morrison MW is Managing Director of Thienpont Wine, an international wine merchant and negociant and with her husband, Jacques Thienpont, runs their three Bordeaux estates, Le Pin in Pomerol, L'IF in Saint Emilion and L'Hetre 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. SELLING POINTS: . An intimate portrayal of some great families who successfully do business together, making great wines, from someone who understands it from the inside . Perfect for every serious wine drinker but also the armchair traveller and those who want to understand how dynasties thrive . Written by one of the most well-regarded wine writers in the world . Beautifully designed with photography from Alexandre Rocca-Serra 131 colour, 2 b/w illustrations

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