The Signet book of Wine Author:Alexis Bespaloff This guide tells you everything you need to know about wine, from the products of the noblest vineyards to everyday vins ordinaires. Over five hundred wines from eighteen countries are described, and there are also special chapters on Champagne, Cognac and other brandies, and fortified wines such as Sherry and Port. The book contains eight vin... more »eyard maps, a complete appraisal of recent vintages, and special chapters on tasting wines, reading labels and restaurant wine lists, storing and serving wines, and matching wines with food. There is also a complete pronunciation guide, a comprehensive index, and advice on how to start your own wine cellar, along with tips on buying wines and finding wine bargains.
Written by a recognized expert and professional wine buyer, THE SIGNET BOOK OF WINE is not only an engrossing introduction to a fascinating subject, but also an indispensable reference book for anyone who enjoys even an occasional glass of wine.« less