Friday, June 13, 2008

Books on France/Italy Wine Travel?

Mr. Lush and I are contemplating a trip to Europe next year to celebrate our one year anniversary, a monumental birthday, and my completion of graduate school. (“graduating graduate school” sounds so awkward, doesn’t it??) Regardless of the fact we are totally completely unable to afford it, and the dollar is getting to be close to a peso, we figure c’est la vie and we should travel now before we pop out little baby Lush’s.

On the potential itinerary is Ireland, France, and Italy. Clearly France and Italy would be wine destinations. Since I’ve never been to Europe, I figure I better start reading to try to get the best experience possible. Sure, I guess I could pick up a Frommer’s or Fodor’s book on France and Italy, and there’s a ton of wine tour books out there…but I want good ones. Ones that take me off the mainstream every now and then and maybe give me some insider’s tips. (It seems unlikely we can just expect the French locals to help us out. )

I have a Page-A-Day calendar about wine that recommended a book called “Wine Tours of the South of France”. She states it “comes closer to anything I’ve read to capturing the spirit and charm of southern French wine country”. Hmm. Sounds good, I’ll have to pick it up. I wonder what other good books about French or Italian wine regions are out there. Anyone?


LucyinStLou said...

Sorry, I'm not much help. I've never found any good books on the region. Wine Spectator actually has the best wine region travel advice for outside the US that I've seen. Wine Enthuasist has some too, but it never seems to be as detailed as what's in WS.

Per & Britt said...

Scroll down on this page:
and you'll find a book called Wine Travel Guide to the World by Robert Joseph.

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