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Bandol Wine and the Magic of Mourvèdre

Bandol is more than just an idyllic tourist town on the French Riviera. It is a French wine appellation, and the only one where the Mourvèdre grape is dominant. Andrew James spent two years in Bandol studying this magical grape, visiting cellars and interviewing winemakers. He tells the stories of celebrity residents from D.H. Lawrence to Katherine Mansfield, pristine beaches, peacocks in the vineyards, post-harvest parties and 20-year old bottles of rosé. More than 50 wine producers, big and small, are introduced with detailed tasting notes and reports on how the wines are made. The author’s 25 favourite bottles from Bandol are also presented with photographs and food pairing recommendations.


Andrew James is a Canadian who received a doctorate in 20th century English literature from Ulster University. He is currently a professor in the School of Commerce at Meiji University in Tokyo. He is the author of a monograph on Kingsley Amis and numerous essays on literature, biography and literary theory, but he is also a wine lover. An interest in the evolution of wine language led him to write essays on Robert Parker, the wine manga The Drops of God and the French wine novel Clochemerle. He contributes articles on French and Italian wine, along with winemaker interviews, to Académie du Vin Library’s online magazine Vinosity.

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ISBN: 1-5275-0472-7

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0472-1

Release Date: 30th May 2023

Pages: 326

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