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3 Comments 12 September 2010

A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours

Fully Revised & Updated

Grape varieties are the key to understanding modern wine. Grape names are increasingly seen on labels and most wine drinkers can now name at least one or two of their favourite grape varieties.

This is the definitive guide to the world’s grapes and the wines they make – the history, the places, the people, the wine styles and the flavours – from the great classics such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling to lesser-known varieties such as Aglianico and Petit Verdot.

Highly acclaimed winner of the Lanson Wine Book of the Year Award, Grapes & Wines has been updated to make it once again an informative, thorough and very readable guide to the world’s most interesting wines and grapes.

Oz’s co-author on this book is Margaret Rand, a well-known wine writer who has won many awards, most recently the prestigious Louis Roederer International Feature Writer of the Year Award in 2009.

• A–Z of more than 300 grape varieties and the wines they make
• Hundreds of recommended producers and lists of wines to try
• European appellation decoder – the grapes behind the wine names
• Over 550 illustrations: photographs, artworks, labels and maturity charts

‘An exhilarating book … No serious wine lover’s library is complete without it.’
Wine Spectator

‘…a thinking person’s wine-buying guide, erudite but accessible.’
The Independent on Sunday

ISBN: 9781862058354
Web price: £12.74 (RRP £14.99)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320 pages
Size: 255 x 195mm
Illustrations: Botanical illustrations of the classic grapes put into their cultural context

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3 Comments so far

  1. Chip Green says:

    Hi Oz, I just purchased this book last week and have really enjoyed it so far but was disappointed to see no mention of Vignoles anywhere. Was this varietal purposely passed over? Seems a shame as it’s one of my favorites.


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