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If you want peace, prepare the wine

If you want peace, prepare the wine

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  • Publisher: Grasset
  • French language
  • Publication date: 04/2023
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Dimensions: 13 x 20.5 cm
  • Weight: 174g
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9782246826842

Presentation :

“Si vis pacem, para vinum” These few words appear in the Treaty of Arras of 1482. How to end a war which is setting Europe ablaze? By sealing the new friendship not with the iron of the barrel, but in a civilized, poetic and powerful sharing. Gift given to kings and queens, transported by cart to the table of reconciled empires. And today by cargo ship or by plane... May the history of wine and the earth be as powerful as the history of cruel or clumsy men.
This is Laure Gasparotto's project, to tell us about this land of passage, commerce and rivalry: Burgundy. The region which invented wine, scientifically, artistically, in the secret of the Cistercian monasteries, mixing Mediterranean and continental influences. Because since the eleventh century, it is here that all the knowledge has been developed, from which today legendary... and inaccessible great wines were born: Romanée-Conti, Corton Charlemagne, Bâtard Montrachet, Charmes Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot . Burgundy is a gift of the vine and its treasured fruits, raised by artisans of the land and plants, discreet enthusiasts, who perpetuate the ancestral gesture of the winegrower against the great transformations of the world.
This vineyard, classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, so described in literature, open and yet well hidden, is only worth it for the way it is approached: feet in the ground, hands at work, palates on the lookout. . Laure Gasparotto, an adopted Burgundian and wine enthusiast, admirably tells us about her horizon, her stories, her great figures like Lalou Bize Leroy or Aubert de Vilaine. These pages are the joyful and living praise of a relationship with the world: open but conscious of its history, never washed away or impoverished by galloping globalization like other wine regions: Burgundy is France.

The Author:

Journalist at Le Monde , Laure Gasparotto has been a wine specialist for more than twenty years. She is also a recognized taster and author of several works on wine. His Atlas of French Wines is the reference work on French vineyards. At Grasset, she published, among others, The day where there will be no more wine , with the nurseryman Lilian Bérillon and La Mécanique des vins with Olivier Jullien.

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