A definitive tour through the world of wine, with over 500 photographs, maps and wine labels.
Take globetrotting journey through the world's wine regions, focusing on 12 major grape varieties and discussing their aromas and typical characteristics.
Explore the principles of tasting wine - identifying dryness, sweetness, acidity, tannin, oak and fruit - plus a guide to corkscrews and glasses, how to let wine breathe, which foods go best with which wines and how to create your own collection in the cellar.
This fully revised and updated edition explains the conventions of bottle labelling, analyzing features such as the name of the vineyard, the grape variety and style, alcohol content, vintage year and appellation. It includes 500 photographs, reproductions of wine labels and of hand-painted maps showing the wine regions of the world.
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