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    DescriptionThis title takes us on a definitive tour through the world of wine, with over 500 photographs, maps and wine labels. This is 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. It focuses on 12 major grape varieties from Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon to Gewurztraminer and Gamay, discussing their aromas, flavours and typical characteristics. It 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. This is a fully revised and updated edition of a classic reference, with over 460 wine and grape photographs, wine labels and hand-painted maps. Written for those who simply 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 flavours. It is a fully updated major reference on the fascinating world of wines and winemaking.


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    Title
    The World Encyclopedia of Wine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Walton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,610 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754824404
    ISBN 10: 0754824403
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    LC classification: TX
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000, CKB071000
    B&T Approval Code: A71544000
    DC22: 641.2
    DC23: 641.22
    Ingram Theme: COST/CCKBKS, COST/CPROMO
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WBXD1
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    over 500 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    LORENZ BOOKS
    Publication date
    16 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 the website 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).
    Review quote
    "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)"