Synopses & Reviews
Oz Clarke, Britain's most popular wine writer, is totally in tune with what novice wine enthusiasts want to know, learn, and, most importantly, enjoy about the fruit of the vine.
His accessible and comprehensive beginner's guide is a wonderful treat for wine lovers eager to enhance their knowledge: Clarke lays out the rules of wine tasting, explains what creates a wine's signature taste, describes all the top grape varieties and their individual characteristics, and dispenses wisdom on how to make the perfect match of food and wine.
A section on spotting and#147;corkedand#8221; and faulty wines also helps newcomers gain confidence in their choices.
After discussing the basics, Oz takes readers on a world tour of wine through the main winemaking regions of Europe, the United States, South America, and other key wine-producing countries.
"A beginner's guide to understanding and enjoying wine"--Cover.
All the wine information you needand#8212;right 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 2015, can be found on the inside front and back covers.
Oz Clarke Wine A-Z contains more information, recommendations, and opinion than any other comparable wine guide. More than 1,600 well-organized and easy-to-use entries cover wines, producers, grapes, and wine regions from around the world. One handy index goes country by country; another covers over 4,000 of the worldandrsquo;s top producers, and detailed vintage charts reveal which top wines will be ready for drinking in 2016.
In Oz Clarke Wine A-Z, Britainand#39;s best-loved wine writer brings you more recommendations, more facts, and more opinion than any other comparable guide to wine. Well organized and easy to use, the more than 1,600 entries cover wines, producers, grapes, and wine regions from all over the world. Along with the handy country-by-country index, another index covers over 4,000 of the worldandrsquo;s top producers and their wines. Detailed vintage charts, on the inside front and back covers, provide advice on which top wines will be ready for drinking in 2016.
About the Author
Known for his phenomenal palate, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm, Oz Clarke is Britainand#8217;s best-known wine writer and the author of a collection of bestselling wine books. He has won all the top wine writing prizes, both in the UK and the US, including the Lanson Special Millennium Award for his outstanding contribution to wine communication and education and the prestigious International Wine and Spirit drinks Communicator of the Year Award.and#160;