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Arnoux Claude

Claude Arnoux (1695-1770) was a priest in Beaune at the Burgundian Côte d'Or active. He moved to London and sold here the wines from his homeland. In 1728 he published the book "La Situation de la Bourgogne", in which he described the wines of that time and their preparation and contained the wine lists drawn by him. The introduction to the work is written in Latin hymn of praise to the wines of Volnay, He already uses and describes the term terroir in the context of optimal for a soil vine as an important criterion for the character of a wine. For excellent wines, he recommends bringing grapes from a single vineyard together in one barrel and categorically rejects the then usual mixing of grapes of different locations. He wrote about the proper enjoyment of Burgundian wines "that they have to be consumed in two ways - through the nose and through the mouth - either simultaneously or separately". In 1761 he published a French-English phrasebook in which a chapter dedicated to the purchase of alcoholic beverages and also used a comprehensive Wine Description vocabulary ).

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