Item description for Penin Guide to Spanish Wine 2006 by Jose Penin...
The first 180 pages in the guide constitute a wine manual, the largest collation of information on Spanish wine on the market, including their different flavors according to origin, soil, climate and grape variety.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 4.88" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date Aug 3, 2006
Publisher Grupo Penin
ISBN 8495203316 ISBN13 9788495203311
Reviews - What do customers think about Penin Guide to Spanish Wine 2006?
The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Wines Feb 22, 2007
I have found that the annual Penin guide is the best resource for learning about individual Spanish wines and producers. Although it has a good general introduction to Spanish wine, the heart of the book consists of tasting notes and ratings for the most recent releases from hundreds of Spanish wineries. It is an annual guide, like Gambero Rosso's excellent guide to Italian Wines, so it might not have notes on the vintage that is currently available on store shelves. Another bonus is that it has addresses and contact details for all the wineries.
For Americans used to the more generous ratings of the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, some of Penin's ratings might seem a bit harsh. In this guide an 80 point wine is very good and a 90 point wine is truly excellent. Penin has 3 decades of experience with Spanish wines and, for the most part, I've found the notes and ratings to be spot on.
Unfortunately, by the time the guide is translated and published in English, it is almost a year out of date! I was able to get my copy from this site.co.uk months before it was available in the USA.