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Wine Label Language
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"Peter Saunders is, without doubt, one of the top wine tutors in the world."
- Dr. Alan Young, President of the International Wine Academy

Wine labels are cryptic and confusing to most wine consumers. The information provided there indicates specific quality standards, grape varieties, alcohol content and volume of production, but it is often hard to decipher the code.

Wine Label Language is a welcome encyclopedic reference that demystifies and explains how to interpret wine labels. Using simple terms, the book identifies and describes the various regions and appellations used on wine labels around the world. Knowing from which region a wine comes is a critical factor in determining its quality and value. This book introduces the labeling concept of the wine is from this region instead of the wine from this grape. This helps consumers identify the winemaking areas that consistently produce superior vintages.

Newcomers to the delights of wine will learn all the basics, for instance the difference between a Bordeaux and Burgundy. Longtime wine buffs will heighten their enjoyment by understanding the differences within their favorite regions. A single region such as Bordeaux has many distinct areas or districts that affect the wine's quality and price.

Wine Label Language covers every major winemaking region of the world and explains the natural conditions and legal restrictions that each region uses to produce and name its own unique wine.

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About the Author

Peter Saunders is a wine industry competition judge, writer, consultant, critic and tutor.

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How to read labels to determine a bottle's vintage, region or origin and the grapes used to make it. Comprehensive easy-to-read guide teaches novice wine lovers how to understand the labels... encyclopedic reference. An easy-to-use encyclopedic reference that explains how to read wine labels from every major winemaking region of the world. Important reference guide... an invaluable reference work for anyone needing this kind of information on wine label language. Every term you are likely to see on a wine... clearly and cleanly with just a touch of critical judgment.--Eric Asimov"New York Times" (07/06/2005) Quite useful... excels in that it identifies the special designations such as vinicultural areas in each of several countries.--Peter Hepburn"E-Stream" (03/01/2005) Written for people like me, who love the stuff and hold a deep-seated curiosity about what they're drinking... easily readable.--Valerie Hill"Kitchener-Waterloo Record" (02/05/2005) Shows would-be wine lovers how to read labels to determine a bottle's vintage, region or origin and the grapes used to make it. Important reference guide... not only is this an exhaustive work, but it is an invaluable reference work for anyone needing this kind of information on wine label language. Written to help you get the best wine value for your money by understanding exactly what it is you're buying. Comprehensive easy-to-read guide teaches novice wine lovers how to understand the labels... encyclopedic reference. Simple language to explain even complex ideas, making this an ideal book for both the novice and more experienced wine lover. It's useful to know what these wine labels codes mean... this book is an easy-to-read reference guide.--Liz Grogan"Good Times" (10/01/2004) Will provide you with much more to think about as you roam the wine section.--Terry Peters"Vancouver North Shore News" (11/03/2004) Straightforward reference work that explains everything that can be gleaned from the words on the label.--Deborah Scoblionkov"Philadelphia Inquirer" (12/16/2004) Good reference book, compact, much data in one place. Easy to use.--Dean Tudor"World Wine Watch Newsletter Online" (09/01/2004) I have seen few wine books as simple, to the point and useful... every term you are likely to see on a wine label, presenting the information clearly and cleanly with just a touch of critical judgment. It is incredibly refreshing.--Eric Asimov"New York Times" (07/06/2005) The book is quite useful... excels in that it identifies the special designations such as vinicultural areas in each of several countries.--Peter Hepburn"E-Stream" (03/01/2005) That's the beauty of this new book -- it's written for people like me, who love the stuff and hold a deep-seated curiosity about what they're drinking... concise and easily readable... there is no snobbishness about this book, just great information.--Valerie Hill"Kitchener-Waterloo Record" (02/05/2005) Almost indispensable for accuracy in talking, reading, or writing about wine -- becoming "wine-literate..". leaps over national and linguistic boundaries.--Robert Kirtland"Toledo Blade" (02/13/2005)

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