For 158 years Bordeaux has been marketed using the classification of 1855. Jane Anson, author of the fantastic book, Bordeaux Legends, tracks the five “Grand Cru”wineries that set the standard in Bordeaux. Retelling the legacies of Châteaux Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, and Mouton Rothschild, Bordeaux Legends follows this big five back to the French Revolution and tracks their stories until present day. Today, these five wineries use their unique terroir and status to lead French wine culture. The saga Jane tells in her book is fascinating. It is beautifully illustrated, wonderfully narrated, and incredibly dense with exciting information. Bordeaux Legends by Jane Anson is an absolute must for anyone who considers themselves a fan of great wine and history. Get it for $55. You won’t be able to put it down.