Jane Anson Republishes Bordeaux Legends Book as NFT

Jane Anson tasting at Haut-Bailly

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Jane Anson tasting at Haut-Bailly

Jane Anson tasting at Haut-Bailly

© Gérard Ulféras

Jane Anson, an expert on Bordeaux wines and author of several critically acclaimed books on the region and its wines, is republishing Bordeaux Legends as a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT).

Sell-out success

First published in 2012, the book had a limited print run in English and French and was later translated into Korean and Chinese. It sold out quickly and second-hand copies were traded at high prices. “The original book release quickly sold out but was never reprinted, “ Anson said. “I am regularly asked about how to track down a copy, because it remains the only book ever published that asks the question of how these five legendary châteaux, Lafite, Latour, Mouton, Margaux and Haut-Brion, became the most famous wineries in the world. To have the ability to turn the book into an NFT that offers true utility and access is very exciting indeed.”

Updated with added features

The book has been fully updated, including Francis Ford Coppola’s foreword, and the purchase of the e-book NFT will also include digital artwork by Ian Padgham, lifetime membership for janeanson.com and a place on her annual “Connoisseur Week” in June 2023, an experience that promises an “unrivalled level of access” to châteaux and estates. “NFTs allow creators to retain a stake in their intellectual property, which I hope will be useful for authors and photographers in the future,” Anson said, “but I also want to ensure that anyone who buys this NFT will see real world benefits, from online tastings to lifetime membership of my site, to joining me on a very special week of châteaux visits.”

How to buy

The sale will take place at 18:00 CET on Thursday, 23 June 2022 on janeanson.com. There is no requirement to use cryptocurrency for the purchase and prices start at €500, interested buyers just need to be connected to her website at that time.

Ian Padgham's digital artwork, specially-created for the e-book.

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