WineBook - 2008
No other book combines everything you need to know about wine, winegrowing, and wine production in every part of the world in such a singular way, vividly accompanied by 1,200 excellent photographs and 150 detailed maps. Readers are first introduced to the history of wine, wine production, wine cellars, and the enjoyment of wine. From the yearly cycle of the vines to modern cellar techniques, the experience begins with the creation of the wine. The reader is then invited on a journey through all the wine-growing countries and regions of the world, with expert authors introducing each area, including Canada, Japan, and China. The 150 highly detailed maps provide specific information about the regions to elucidate the depictions. Naturally, Wine is also a reliable guide to buying wines. It includes numerous producer tips that convey sophisticated, highly useful recommendations. Newcomers to the passion of wine, in particular, will find invaluable aid in deciphering the enormous worldwide wine offerings.