1001 of the most exciting and interesting wines, vintages, varieties and producers including: All the regions of the wine-producing world: Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Different types of grape variety including Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Palomino, Semillon, Viogner, Pinot Blanc, Barbera, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Pinot Meunier, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Brunello, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Grenache and many more. Key producers including Mouton Rothschild, Pol Roger, La Tache, Trevallon, Montrachet, de Trafford, Fairview, Cloof, Flagstone, Jordan, Zuccardi, Cono Sur and many more. Key areas including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Sauternes, Champagne, the Rhine Valley, Graves, Medoc, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia, Trentino, Rioja, Somontano, Otago, Hawke's Bay, Barossa Valley, McClaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Mendoza, Stellenbosch, Paarl and many more.
Insightful, informative and entertaining, written by a team of wine connoisseurs and experts. Can be referred to and used as well as read purely for pleasure and interest. Updated for 2011, this new edition features evocative tasting notes, information on brand, grape variety, cost, availability and other successful vintages and wines from the featured producers. Includes beautiful photography and detailed information about the history of the wineries and winemakers to truly bring each wine to life.
Neil Beckett's interest in wine stretches back for many years, so much so that his MBA dissertation was on White Burgundy. He has spent time in Burgundy, and has also qualified for the WSET Diploma, graduating with distinction. As well as working for wine shipping company Richards Walford, he has also worked at Harpers Wine & Spirit Weekly where he was a contributing editor for many years and in 2004 became the first editor of the critically-acclaimed, leading wine magazine, The World of Wine, on which he works with Hugh Johnson and Andrew Jefford. He is one of two UK tasters on the Grand Jury Europeen du vin and his wine writing has won prizes.
"With "1001 Wines," you'll learn about, and hope for, a taste of some of the world's most sought-after wines." "San Francisco Chronicle""But this massive tome goes way beyond the vapid approach of so many such works, with tasty tidbits and inside information on a masterfully chosen list." "The Star Tribune""The list is not of the greatest wines or of authors' favorites; instead, it includes intriguing, historical, and influential wines. All of them can be purchased, although some are rare and expensive." "Library Journal"