The handsome map of Burgundy’s Cotes de Nuits you see at right is hung on the wall behind my desk. It’s not just that I make frequent use of it – I enjoy looking at it. Though nearly five feet long and two wide, I occasionally hover over it with a magnifying glass. Up close it looks as you see it below.
If you love wine maps, as I do, you find the ones provided in books woefully inadequate. Even so standard a reference work as Hugh Johnson’s (now Jancis Robinson’s) World Atlas of Wine I find the maps small , hard to read, and aesthetically unrewarding.