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Arnoux Claude

Claude Arnoux (1695-1770) worked as a priest in Beaune on the Burgundian Côte d'Or. He moved to London and sold the wines from his homeland here. In 1728, he published the book "La Situation de la Bourgogne", in which he described the wines of the time and their preparation and included the wine lists he had drawn up. The introduction of the work is a Latin hymn of praise to the wines of Volnay. He also uses and already describes the term terroir in connection with the optimum grape variety for a soil as an important criterion for the character of a wine. For excellent wines, he recommends bringing grapes from a single vineyard together in a barrel and categorically rejects the usual mixing of grapes from different sites at that time. About the proper enjoyment of Burgundy wines, he wrote "that one must drink them 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 one chapter was devoted to the purchase of alcoholic beverages and also used an extensive wine description vocabulary).

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