Oz Clarke's New Essential Wine Book: An Indispensable Guide to the Wines of the World
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Oz Clarke's New Essential Wine Book: An Indispensable Guide to the Wines of the World

by Oz Clarke
     
 

Oz Clarke's perennial bestseller The Essential Wine Book is one of the most original and diverting wine volumes ever published. Now this conversational encyclopedia of wine, which provides complete coverage of all wine regions of the world, has been revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the latest changes in the fast-developing world of wine.

Overview

Oz Clarke's perennial bestseller The Essential Wine Book is one of the most original and diverting wine volumes ever published. Now this conversational encyclopedia of wine, which provides complete coverage of all wine regions of the world, has been revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the latest changes in the fast-developing world of wine.

Clarke's extraordinary wine-tasting talents and eloquence combine in this beautifully illustrated book to produce a resource for every wine lover, whether a newcomer or a longtime aficionado. With his trademark combination of hard facts and breezy practical advice, Clarke outlines what makes each wine work — what it tastes like, why it's different from its neighbors, and most important, whether it is worth seeking out.

Each chapter covers a different wine-producing region of the world and includes:

  • A lively introduction to the region, with useful maps and a full description of grape varieties cultivated and wine styles produced
  • Evocative descriptions of the taste of the region's wines, explanations of how to read the local wine labels, evaluations of recent vintages, and recommendations for enjoying these wines with food
  • Vintage ratings and tasting notes, along with useful summaries of the value-for-money and availability of specific wine styles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743286688
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Edition description:
Fully Revised and Updated
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Oz Clarke is one of the world's most celebrated wine authorities, distinguished for a unique writing style that renders his books both entertaining and informative. His passion for the subject dates from his student days at Oxford University, where he won tasting competitions at a precociously early age. Since then his tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA, including the Glenfiddich (three times), Andrè Simon, Wine Guild (three times), James Beard, Julia Child, World Food Media, and Lanson (five times) awards. He lives in London.

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