France: Burgundy

Heart of Beaujolais

Southern crus and communes from Lancié to Tarare
By Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 26 April 2011
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About the contributor

Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards has been a freelance wine and food writer and journalist, specialising in Champagne, Burgundy and gastronomy for over 20 years following a spell in the wine trade and as a hotel and restaurant critic. His most recent book The Finest Wines of Champagne featuring the best Champagne growers and houses was published in late 2009 and won the Louis Roederer award for best wine book. Michael is also the author of the best-selling The Champagne Companion: The Authoritative Conoisseur's Guide (winner of Le Prix Lanson); Mitchell Beazley’s Pocket Champagne, The Red Wine Companion and a monograph on Chablis. He is a regular contributor to The World of Fine Wine, Harpers Champagne Supplement and the Drinks Business. Since 2011 Michael has been blogging primarily about Champagne at, his other blog - Michael's Wine Diary - can be found at


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