Eyewitness Companions: Wines of the World: Your Essential Handbook / Edition 1

Eyewitness Companions: Wines of the World: Your Essential Handbook / Edition 1

by DK Publishing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0756605172

ISBN-13: 9780756605179

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: DK

From Alsace to Western Australia, and from Piedmont, Italy to the Colchagua Wine Valley of Chile, Wines of the World delivers essential information about each of the 35 major wine-producing regions in the world. With detailed reports on the top producers; must-have vintages; maps; buying guides; and the style, characteristics, and flavors of hundreds of wines -

Overview

From Alsace to Western Australia, and from Piedmont, Italy to the Colchagua Wine Valley of Chile, Wines of the World delivers essential information about each of the 35 major wine-producing regions in the world. With detailed reports on the top producers; must-have vintages; maps; buying guides; and the style, characteristics, and flavors of hundreds of wines - this is an unrivalled, lavishly illustrated, and portable guide for anyone interested in learning more about wines.

Author Biography: Contributors include: Susam Keevil, Stephen Brook, Julie Besonen, and Kathleen Buckley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756605179
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Eyewitness Companion Guides Series
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Guide6
Introducing Wines of the World
The World of Wine10
History & Culture of Wine14
What is Terroir?22
Grape Varieties26
In the Vineyard34
In the Winery38
Wine Styles42
Winegrowing Countries
France46
Bordeaux58
Burgundy88
The Rhone Valley118
Southern France136
The Loire Valley150
Champagne164
Alsace176
Italy184
Northwest Italy194
Northeast Italy214
Central Italy236
South Italy & the Islands268
Spain286
Northern Spain292
Central & Southern Spain314
Portugal324
Germany344
Austria & Eastern Europe368
Austria374
Hungary384
Romania390
Bulgaria394
Southeastern Europe400
Greece406
Lebanon, Israel & Turkey414
South Africa422
The Cape Peninsula & Surrounds438
United States452
California460
Pacific Northwest490
New York State502
Chile & Argentina512
Australia534
South Australia542
New South Wales556
Victoria & Tasmania570
Western Australia584
New Zealand594
Other Wine-Producing Countries610
Reference624
Reading a Wine Label626
Buying Wine628
Storing & Serving Wine630
Tasting Wine632
Wine & Food Matching636
Glossary640
Further Reference648
Index & Acknowledgments650

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