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The French wine guide "The Guide Hachette des Vins" appears in the published by Louis Christophe François Hachette (1800-1864) in 1826 publisher "Hachette Livre". He first appeared in 1985. François Bachelot and Stéphane Rosa are jointly responsible as Direction de l'ouvrage (publisher). In the 2013 edition with 1,399 pages will be 10,000 wines from the countries France. Luxembourg and the Switzerland described and evaluated. These were in the form of blind tastings experienced by 900 wine critics (Winegrower, dealer, sommeliers ) selected from 40,000 wines of all appellations from 6,500 producers. According to Hachette's philosophy, "the notes within an appellation must be compared because it is impossible to judge different appellations with the same scale" . The grading system is:

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