Wines of New Zealand (Guide to New Zealand Wine) [NOOK Book]

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Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides takes an in depth look at a wine region's grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences.

Publisher note: The purpose of this guide is to profile the unique aspects of New Zealand's wine growing regions and grape varieties; this guide does not ...
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Wines of New Zealand (Guide to New Zealand Wine)

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Overview

Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides takes an in depth look at a wine region's grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences.

Publisher note: The purpose of this guide is to profile the unique aspects of New Zealand's wine growing regions and grape varieties; this guide does not profile specific producers or rate individual wines.

ABOUT THIS WINE GUIDE
The wines of New Zealand are unique, bridging the gap between the styles of the New and Old Worlds. While high quality, super-intense versions of sauvignon blanc afforded New Zealand international recognition, the wine landscape has quickly diversified and this guide gives what you need to tap into the country's other rising stars: world-class pinot noirs, high quality red Bordeaux blends, and some up-and-coming alternative white varieties (gewurztraminer, riesling, and pinot gris).

This Approach Guide begins by offering a straightforward vintage ratings table, which affords high-level insight into the best and most challenging years for wine production in New Zealand. It then describes the country's primary red and white grape varieties and where they reach their highest expressions.

Finally and most important, this guide provides detailed, region-by-region reviews of each of the country’s 11 wine producing regions: Auckland (Kumeu, Matakana, and Waiheke Island), Canterbury (Waipara), Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, the famed Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Waikato-Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa (Martinborough), and the Waitaki Valley. For each region, this guide offers insight into its unique terroir, pointing out the best wines and what makes them distinctive.

Rather than seek to tell you what specific bottle of wine to order, this Approach Guide gives an approach to ordering the most appropriate wine for the region and your personal tastes.

Look for the asterisks! * We mark each of our favorite regions, sub-regions, and grape varieties with an asterisk — they have a record for providing quality, consistency, and good values.

FREE UPDATES
One of the benefits of Approach Guides is that we can easily update content and release new editions of our guidebooks. These updates are FREE for existing customers. Please visit http://approachguides.com/updates for a list of recently updated guides and instructions on downloading the new version.

PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES
Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.
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What started as one couple's travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com - a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What's hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor's famous temple structures in Cambodia.
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What started as one couple's travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com - a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What's hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor's famous temple structures in Cambodia.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012884350
  • Publisher: www.approachguides.com
  • Publication date: 2/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 696,231
  • File size: 3 MB

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Approach Guides are cultural travel guidebooks that take an in-depth look at key sites and draw connections among their history, art, and architecture.
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