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1001 Wines 2011: You Must Try Before You Die

1001 Wines 2011: You Must Try Before You Die

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By (author) Neil Beckett, By (author) Cassell Illustrated, General editor Neil Beckett

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 210mm x 62mm | 1,919g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844037037
  • ISBN 13: 9781844037032
  • Sales rank: 157,767

Product description

If you're after a good quality wine to try, you are no longer restricted to the greats of the Old World - Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhine Valley and Barolo to name but a few. Countries everywhere from Argentina to Australia, and even China, Canada, India and Thailand are now producing great wines at affordable prices. So what to choose?1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die is here to lift you out of the grapey confusion. Entries written by experts cover everything you'll need to choose between the Chardonnay or the Grenache, including evocative tasting notes, informative and entertaining reviews, suggestions as to when the wines will be at their best and recommendations for other great vintages and similar wines. Accompanied by images of the wine labels and beautiful photographs of the wineries and vineyards, this book is a sumptuous guide to discovering the world's most interesting and exciting wines.

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Author information

Neil Beckett's interest in wine stretches back for many years, so much so that his MBA dissertation was on White Burgundy. He has spent time in Burgundy, and has also qualified for the WSET Diploma, graduating with distinction. As well as working for wine shipping company Richards Walford, he has also worked at Harpers Wine & Spirit Weekly where he was a contributing editor for many years and in 2004 became the first editor of the critically-acclaimed, leading wine magazine, The World of Wine, on which he works with Hugh Johnson and Andrew Jefford. He is one of two UK tasters on the Grand Jury Europeen du vin and his wine writing has won prizes.

Review quote

"With "1001 Wines," you'll learn about, and hope for, a taste of some of the world's most sought-after wines." "San Francisco Chronicle""But this massive tome goes way beyond the vapid approach of so many such works, with tasty tidbits and inside information on a masterfully chosen list." "The Star Tribune""The list is not of the greatest wines or of authors' favorites; instead, it includes intriguing, historical, and influential wines. All of them can be purchased, although some are rare and expensive." "Library Journal"

Table of contents

1001 of the most exciting and interesting wines, vintages, varieties and producers including: All the regions of the wine-producing world: Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Different types of grape variety including Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Palomino, Semillon, Viogner, Pinot Blanc, Barbera, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Pinot Meunier, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Brunello, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Grenache and many more. Key producers including Mouton Rothschild, Pol Roger, La Tache, Trevallon, Montrachet, de Trafford, Fairview, Cloof, Flagstone, Jordan, Zuccardi, Cono Sur and many more. Key areas including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Sauternes, Champagne, the Rhine Valley, Graves, Medoc, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia, Trentino, Rioja, Somontano, Otago, Hawke's Bay, Barossa Valley, McClaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Mendoza, Stellenbosch, Paarl and many more.