One of the delights of travelling in France is the discovery in almost any part of the country of good local wines at affordable prices. From Brittany to Provence, from the Jura to the Atlantic coast, small country vineyards and co-operatives offer wines of ever-improving quality. Many of these are now finding their way on to the lists of wine merchants and supermarkets beyond the borders of France, while many others are still only obtainable in their region of origin. However, for those keen to experience the remarkable range in a more systematic way, this is the first reliable guide. Drawing on extensive original research, Michael Busselle offers a wealth of information about the vineyards, grape varieties, wine suppliers and Caves Co-operatives where wines can be tasted and bought. During his comprehensive
tours of the whole of France, he has visited every wine-growing region, met the leading Vin de Pays producers and tasted their wines. Michael Busselle identifies the very best of the VDP and VDQS and provides itineraries for the discovery of many little-known villages along the way. Enhanced incomparable colour photography of rural France - the lush green
landscape of the Loire and Charente, the romantic gorges of the Lot, Tarn and Herault, the wild terrain of the Auvergne and the sun-drenched Languedoc - Discovering the Country Vineyards of France will be fully appreciated by all wine-loving Francophiles.