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Arnoux Claude

Claude Arnoux (1695-1770) worked as a priest in Beaune on the Côte d'Or in Burgundy. He moved to London and sold wines from his homeland. In 1728, he published the book "La Situation de la Bourgogne", in which he described the wines of the time and how they were made, and which contained wine lists drawn by him. The introduction to the work is a hymn in Latin in praise of the wines of Volnay. He also uses and describes the term terroir in connection with the optimal grape variety for a soil as an important criterion for the character of a wine.

For excellent wines, he recommended bringing grapes from a single vineyard together in one barrel and categorically rejected the customary blending of grapes from different sites at the time. On the correct way to savour Burgundy wines, he wrote that " they must be drunk in two ways - through the nose and through the mouth - either simultaneously or separately" . In 1761, he published a French-English phrase book in which he devoted a chapter to the purchase of alcoholic beverages and also used an extensive wine description vocabulary).

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