Europe’s oldest and France’s leading wine magazine “La Revue du Vin de France” designates a “Book of the Month” in each issue. In the September issue 2021 “The Wines of Provence – Tricolour” was named book of the month. In addition to the positive nomination itself, this is extra remarkable because it is the first time that a non-French language book receives this nomination!
The prestigious international competition Gourmand Awards have in April 2020 honoured the book The Wines of Provence – Tricolour and it can now use the title “Best in the World” in the category “French Wine“!
The book was first published in Sweden in 2018 as “Provence – Vita, röda och även roséviner”, and it received excellent reviews from the Swedish wine experts, such as Lars Torstenson winemaker at Domaine Rabiega.
The English version “The Wine of Provence – Tricolour” published in July 2019 is an extended version with 80 more pages, a total of 280 pages.
Provence is the rosé wine world leader, but less well-known for its fantastic red and white wines. This is not a coffee table book, but a guide to the wonderful world of wine in one of the most beautiful regions of France. It is easy to read, richly illustrated and filled with facts to help you find your favourite wine and to plan a visit to a region where they have been making wine for 2600 years.
It includes the history of wine in Provence, facts about the all-important terroirs and appellations, the grape varieties, work in the vineyard, vinification of white, red and rosé wine and the different characteristics of each.
A total of 57 producers and 340 wines are covered, making this probably the most comprehensive book on wines in Provence today, and a perfect companion to help you find your favourite wines there.
For 25 years the author, Göran Boman, has been a member of “Munskänkarna”, the Swedish association for wine tasting and wine studies, and has passed their top-level exam equivalent to the grade of Sommelier.
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———- Short Reviews of the English version:————
“Review of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour
When I was asked to present on Provence a few months ago, it rapidly became clear that there were few comprehensive, up-to-date guides to the region. Thank goodness then for this book…..Overall this is a very useful resource...”
Heather Dougerty – AWE Association of Wine Educators, 2022-09-30
“Essential Reading “The Wines of Provence – Tricolour”, Elevated Wine Knowledge
The book is unique; there is no similar publication in English or even in French….
If you are planning a wine-focused trip in Provence, this book is an excellent resource….I would say that the book is both for experts and beginners.“
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott, perfectlyprovence.co
“The complete guide to Provence wines
……. Browsing through the book has increased my desire to travel around Provence and with the book as a guide discover new vineyards.“
Kristina Svensson, www.tomatsallad.nu (in Swedish)
“Kudos to Göran Boman, Swedish author of The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, for his Gourmand World Cookbook Award — find out more about his impressive book and award in the Wine Snoop Report“
Susan Manfull – Provence Wine Zine
….”In short, a book to get to know the area and its wines. The Provence wine producers and the CIVP can be happy with such a book, in which much is described and explained. An excellent promotion of the rising quality!” …
André Sauerbier – Wineconsultant Provence
“Congratulations, a very precise book.”
Gilles DELSUC, Vigneron & Œnologue at Domaine la Blaque
“The book also fills a knowledge gap. Among my many “textbooks,” this is the first purely about Provence.“
Hans Artberg about Wine