January 6, 2014 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - The wines of Burgundy are enigmatic, at times maddening, but can be the source of sublime enjoyment. With this eBook on their iPad or Mac, winelovers gain an inside edge.
Wine expert Jasper Morris has chosen iBooks on the iPad and Mac as the vehicle for his latest insider's report on the great - and the emerging - wines of Burgundy. Morris, who is based in that French vineyard region and has been studying its wines for 30 years, is the author of the acclaimed reference book Inside Burgundy.
Key sections of his book are published as innovative, interactive eBooks for iPad and Mac. And each year, Morris distils the latest news, updates on vintages and hundreds of his own tasting notes for Inside Burgundy: The Annual Report.
The 2014 edition of the Annual Report is just out. In it, Morris gives us the lowdown straight from the vineyards on the talking-points in Burgundy. With his unrivalled contacts among winegrowers and merchants, he can see beyond the ups and downs of vintages and can pinpoint the important trends, both in winemaking and the marketplace.
Winelovers can read 1,500 tasting notes on burgundies new and old, famous and undiscovered, taken direct from Morris' notebook. They can sit with him at some of the most famous tastings of the last few years and learn what he has to say about the great wines of Montrachet and similar storied vineyards.
What is more, readers can personalize their copy of Inside Burgundy: The Annual Report with their own notes, adding their impressions on wines to those of the author, and can even turn their notes into study cards - making the eBook a personal reference or learning tool. The iPad's portability makes the eBook a superb companion on visits to the Burgundy region.
With Morris's expert appraisal of burgundy's famously variable vintages, winelovers can decide when, and whether, to buy, cellar or drink wines from this fascinating region.
Elegant, usable design and typography are a trademark of BB&R Press eBooks. Stunning photographs and two interactive maps of top vineyards, complete with lists of who owns which parcels of land, add to the enjoyment.
The 2013 Annual Report was recognised by the French Gourmet Awards as the year's top eBook on wine.
The original hardcover book, which is still in print and on sale for $75/GBP50, has been acclaimed as the definitive reference on this subtle and complex region.
The eBook is built using Apple's iBooks Author program. It can be previewed, downloaded, read and enjoyed in iBooks on any iPad or iPad Mini - or on a Mac running OS X 10.9. Priced at $14.99 USD/GBP9.99, it is listed on the iBook stores in 51 markets worldwide: search for Inside Burgundy.
Key features and contents:
* 336 pages
* Zoomable, interactive maps
* Note-taking facility to create a personal reference
* Vintage appraisals back to the 19th century
* Tasting notes on 1,500 wines
* First report on the 2013 harvest
* expert essay on Burgundy's premature oxidation controversy
* Despatch with the latest news from vineyards, tastings rooms and cellars.
* Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later running OS X Version 10.9 Mavericks or higher
* Or iPad/iPad Mini with iBooks 3 running IOS 5.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Inside Burgundy: The Annual Report 2014 is $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Beverages category.
Berry Bros. and Rudd Press was formed by Simon Berry, Chairman of Berry Bros. and Rudd, and Jasper Morris MW to publish 'necessary books' on wine and kindred subjects. Completing the team are wine-book editors and publishers Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave and art director Lizzie Ballantyne. London's oldest wine firm: Over 316 years ago, Berry Bros. and Rudd opened its shop at 3 St James's Street, opposite St James's Palace, London, where it still stands today. Members of the Berry and Rudd families continue to own and manage the family-run wine merchant, providing the closest link between those who make the wine and those who drink it. The firm may be over three centuries old, but it is at the forefront of e-commerce, having produced the first (1994) and award-winning wine website, an online one-stop shop which includes expert advice from Berry's own wine advisors, and the first wine app. Copyright (C) 2014 Berry Bros. and Rudd Press. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.