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The Book of Wine [Hardcover]

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Who first had the idea of letting grapes ferment to produce a drink? Wine has been known at least since Biblical times: today, it is grown and drunk all over the world, from the finest grand crus of Bordeaux and Burgundy to the latest impressive vintages coming from the New World.

The Book of Wine guides you through the vineyards and cellars of the world, taking the reader on a fascinating tour of the history, production, character, and variety of different methods of good wine, and the people who produce it. Celebrating the diversity of wine production round the world, the book explorers grape-picking in Sauternes, a Portuguese porto-producing quinto, an Australian flying winemaker, and follows the history of bottling and corking from Slovenia to Russia, from the United States to Portugal.

Novices and wine experts alike will find this lavishly illustrated volume a compelling read. From the fascinating stories of cellarmen and wine tasters to in-depth profiles of estates and collectors of vintage wines, The Book of Wine provides an intriguing glimpse of the secrets behind the bottle on the store shelf. a Connoisseur's Guide at the back of the book provides practical details on grape varieties and vintages, along with an indispensible lexicon describing and explaining the intricacies of the wine-making process.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.6" Width: 9.8" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   3.56 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 2000
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080136623  
ISBN13  9782080136626  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thierry Desseauve is Editor-in-Chief of the "Revue du Vin de France," and the co-author of the highly praised "Classement des vins et domaines de France," He is an expert wine maker, wine taster, and critic.

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1Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Drinks & Beverages > Spirits
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Drinks & Beverages > Wine > Collecting
3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Drinks & Beverages > Wine > Wine & Winemaking
4Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
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Valuable to buy  Jul 18, 2000
This comprehensive and stunning volume introduces the world of wine through some beautiful photography and readable text. Novices and wine experts alike can learn this book to create an informative compendium of the production, character of wines. The illustrations of the vineyard and chateau producing the best wines in the world makes you want to travel there to taste the wine. The Book to be worthy recommened for you and collect it on you own bookshelf.

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