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Grapes & Wines: A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours
Synopses & Reviews
The award-winning guide—updated!
An exhilarating book No serious wine lovers library is complete without it.”—Wine Spectator
What do you taste in wine? Why do you taste it? Where does it come from?
Oz Clarke says it best: If we have any interest in wine and in flavours, we have to be interested in the grape variety itself.” Thats how more and more consumers think and learn about wine today, and Clarke, one of the worlds most renowned wine writers, has created the definitive guide on for wine lovers who want to know more. In his usual accessible and appealing style, Clarke appraises the world's greatest grapes and the wines they make, looking at the history, the places, the people, the various wine types, and the diversity of flavors to enjoy.
Oz Clarke: Grapes & Wine won the prestigious Lanson Wine Book of the Year award, and this updated edition is once again the most helpful, thorough, and readable look at the subject.
GRAPES & WINES offers:
- Vivid descriptions of more than 300 varieties in an A-Z format
- Extended features on the top grapes (such Cabernet Sauvignon)
- Hundreds of recommended products
- Insights from modern windemakers
- European appellation decoder—a guide to the grapes behind the wines
- Beautiful botanical illustrations plus more than 550 photos, maps, artworks, wine labels, and maturity charts
First published in hardcover as Oz Clarke's Encyclopedia of Grapes, Oz Clarke's Grapes and Wines is newly revised and updated to provide the most current information on an even wider array of grapes. Oz covers chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and fifteen other classic grapes in depth, and includes features on tradition and innovation, methods used in the vineyard and the winery, and different wine styles around the world. He also provides vivid descriptions of more than three hundred grape varieties organized in his renowned A-to-Z format, as well as a glossary of technical terms and a wine decoder that lists which grapes go into which wines. This authoritative volume by one of the world's great wine writers is all you need to distinguish among grape varieties-- the wines they create and the flavors they contribute--and to make an informed choice on selecting the most satisfying wines.
All the wine information you needand#8212;right it in your pocket! The 23rd edition of Oz Clarke's classic Pocket Wine Book has more information, recommendations, facts, passion, and opinion than any other comparable guide. Meticulously updated and designed for optimum browsing, it includes a country-by-country index to over 4,000 top wine producers and 7,000 wines, maps, illustrations of labels and bottles, and more. Detailed vintage charts, with information on which of the world's top wines are ready for drinking in 2014, can be found on the inside front and back covers.
About the Author
A former leading West End actor, Oz Clarke is one of the world's best-known wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. Known for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm for life in general, Oz is Britain's most popular wine writer.
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