This expertly-written comprehensive guide to the wines of the world features detailed background information on hundreds of wines.
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Stuart Walton writes on wine for BBC magazines, WINE Magazine and The European. His interest in the subject began when he co-founded a tasting circle at home. Having traveled extensively in many regions, he views developments in the modern wine world with a sharply critical eye and, in order to preserve his independence of judgment, has no commercial interest in the wine trade.From Booklist:
Walton's colorfully illustrated primer begins with fundamentals of tasting, storing, and selecting appropriate wines to accompany culinary fare. A section on grape varieties follows, divided by country of origin. The spirited text rings with descriptive phrases, from succinct remarks ("cool-ripening") to exuberantly detailed ones ("big, rich, upfront, some savory herb character and good weight"). Encyclopedic listings provide easy access to wine-producing countries, with alluring photography and illustrations of maps and labels contributing to explanations of wine characteristics in highlighted regions. Walton can strike the perfect note of brevity; he likens Merlot to "Cabernet without tears," because the wine does not require aging. His instructive commentary should delight readers seeking a greater depth of knowledge. Alice Joyce
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Book Description Lorenz Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0754804003