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Wines of the World (Metro Books Edition)

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From Alsace to Western Australia, and from Piedmont, Italy to the Colchagua Wine Valley of Chile, Visual Reference Guides: 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 ...
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Overview

From Alsace to Western Australia, and from Piedmont, Italy to the Colchagua Wine Valley of Chile, Visual Reference Guides: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435121348
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Visual Reference Guides Series
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 192,191
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Guide 6
Introducing Wines of the World
The World of Wine 10
History & Culture of Wine 14
What is Terroir? 22
Grape Varieties 26
In the Vineyard 34
In the Winery 38
Wine Styles 42
Winegrowing Countries
France 46
Bordeaux 58
Burgundy 88
The Rhone Valley 118
Southern France 136
The Loire Valley 150
Champagne 164
Alsace 176
Italy 184
Northwest Italy 194
Northeast Italy 214
Central Italy 236
South Italy & the Islands 268
Spain 286
Northern Spain 292
Central & Southern Spain 314
Portugal 324
Germany 344
Austria & Eastern Europe 368
Austria 374
Hungary 384
Romania 390
Bulgaria 394
Southeastern Europe 400
Greece 406
Lebanon, Israel & Turkey 414
South Africa 422
The Cape Peninsula & Surrounds 438
United States 452
California 460
Pacific Northwest 490
New York State 502
Chile & Argentina 512
Australia 534
South Australia 542
New South Wales 556
Victoria & Tasmania 570
Western Australia 584
New Zealand 594
Other Wine-Producing Countries 610
Reference 624
Reading a Wine Label 626
Buying Wine 628
Storing & Serving Wine 630
Tasting Wine 632
Wine & Food Matching 636
Glossary 640
Further Reference 648
Index & Acknowledgments 650
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