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Thoroughly revised and updated, this sixth edition of the Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide has been eagerly awaited by seasoned collectors and occasional drinkers alike. No one wants to waste his or her precious dollars on an unenjoyable bottle, and with Parker's advice in hand, no one ever will. Employing his famous 100-point rating system, Parker rates more than 8,000 wines from all the major wine-producing regions in the world — including newly expanded sections on the popular wines of California and Italy. Each wine producer is evaluated separately, and Parker's independence allows him to be completely honest in his opinions. In addition, the book includes other essential information, such as how to buy and store wine, how to spot a badly stored and abused bottle, and how to find the best wine values for under $10.

About the Author

Robert M. Parker, Jr., has been the author and publisher of The Wine Advocate for twenty-four years. He is also the author of the following internationally bestselling as well as award-winning books: Burgundy, Bordeaux, The Wines of the Rhône Valley, and Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide. He is the first wine writer (and one of only a few foreigners) to receive both of France's highest honors, knighthoods in the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honor. He lives in Maryland. Visit the author online at www.eRobertParker.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

How to Use This Guide

Organization

Viticultural Areas Covered

Rating the Producers and Growers

Vintage Summaries

Tasting Notes and Ratings

Quoted Prices

Wine Price Guide Codes

The Role of a Wine Critic

About Wine

How to Buy Wine

How to Store Wine

The Question of How Much Aging

How to Serve Wine

Food and Wine Matchups

What's Been Added to Your Wine?

Organic Wines

The Dark Side of Wine

The Growing International Standardization of Wine Styles

Destroying the Joy of Wine by Excessive Acidification, Overzealous Fining,

and Abrasive Filtration

The Inflated Wine Pricing of Restaurants

Collectors versus Consumers

Unspeakable Practices

Wine Producers' Greed

Wine Writers' Ethics and Competence

In Vino Veritas?

Safety Guidelines

What Constitutes a Great Wine?

Making Sense of Terroir

Recommended Reading

The Wine World's Biggest Lies

A Tongue-in-Cheek Guide to Understanding the Language of the Wine-maker

Wine on the Internet

THE WINES OF WESTERN EUROPE

Chapter 1: France

Alsace

Bordeaux

Burgundy and Beaujolais

Champagne

The Loire Valley

The Languedoc-Roussillon

Provence

The Rhône Valley

Bergerac and the Southwest

Chapter 2: Italy

Piedmont

Tuscany

Other Significant Red Wines of Italy

Chapter 3: Germany and Austria

Chapter 4: Spain and Portugal

THE WINES OF NORTH AMERICA

Chapter 5: California

Chapter 6: Oregon

Chapter 7: Washington State

Chapter 8: The Mid-Atlantic States

THE BEST OF THE REST

Chapter 9: Australia and New Zealand

Chapter 10: Argentina and Chile

Chapter 11: South Africa

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743229326
Subtitle:
The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More Than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions
Author:
Parker, Robert M
With:
Parker, Robert M., Jr.
With:
Rovani, Pierre-Antoine
Author:
Rovani, Pierre-Antoine
Author:
Rovani, Pierre-Antoine
Author:
Parker, Robert M., Jr.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide (Paperback)
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20021008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1648
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 63.35 oz

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