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LORENZ BOOKS THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WINE


A definitive tour through the world of wine, with over 500 photographs, maps and wine labels Stuart Walton


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Aug 2011(UK) Nov 2011 (US) UK £14.99/US $25.00 (P) 256 (A256)


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• A globetrotting journey through the world’s wine regions, from Bordeaux to Rioja, from the Lebanon to California, and from South Africa’s Cape to Australia’s Barossa Valley, including notes on the top vintages to look for


• Focuses on 12 major grape varieties from Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon to Gewürztraminer and Gamay, discussing their aromas, tastes and typical characteristics


• Explores the principles of tasting wine – identifying dryness, sweetness, acidity, tannin, oak and fruit – plus how to create your own collection in a cellar, a guide to corkscrews and glasses, how to let wine breathe, and which foods go best with which wines


• Fully revised and updated edition of a classic reference, with over 500 wine and grape photographs, wine labels and hand-painted maps


“Quite a rare find, in having the qualities of being both an entertaining read and a decent reference for wine enthusiasts, all explained in friendly layman's terms.” Wine & Spirit Magazine


About the Author


Stuart Walton has been writing about alcoholic drinks since the early 1990s. A prolific writer and commentator on wines and spirits, he is a contributor to World of Fine Wine and Decanter magazines, and www.wine- pages.com. He is also the author of The Complete Guide to Cocktails and Drinks and co-author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Wine, Beer and Spirits (both Lorenz Books) as well as You Heard It Through The Grapevine.


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Written for those who enjoy drinking wine and for connoisseurs looking for a deeper knowledge of a fascinating subject, this book is a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible guide that will provide readers with the confidence and enthusiasm to explore in depth for themselves. Country by country, and region by region, the book journeys around the world to drop in on familiar and lesser-known producers, and studies the world’s 12 major grape varieties, describing their aromas and tastes. In this major updated edition, Stuart Walton strips away just enough of the mystery surrounding wine to reveal its secrets, without losing any of its magic.


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