The World of Wines Author:Creighton Churchill This all-inclusive guide shows you what is really important in wine wherever grapes are grown-Portugal, Germany, California, or on the ancient hillsides of the Cote d'Or. Creighton Churchill's keen and realistic sense of quality appraises wines produced in thousands of vineyards throughout the world. Here, within a single volume, is knowledge of... more » wine regions, classification, labeling, and the lore of wine appreciation that is indispensable to prudent selection and consistent enjoyment.
Mr. Churchill's invaluable advice on the distinct character-as well as the marketing -of each country's wines helps the novice avoid costly or unpalatable mistakes. He demolishes many a haughty claim as sheer myth, yet finds in dozens of unpretentious wines virtues that have previously been overlooked. For anyone who knows and uses wines, his book is an invitation to venture beyond favorite habits into exciting new territory.
The book is designed for easy and practical reference, with an unusually detailed index that can be used in effect as a compact dictionary of today's world of wines. In the text, vintages and producers are evaluated in eighteen convenient tables, including one devoted exclusively to recent years. A glossary gives the proper pronunciations of hundreds of important wine terms and names in six languages. Nine maps show the location of the world's greatest vineyards.
Ex-library copy. Good for age. Plastic-covered jacket. Page edges somewhat soiled, pages hardly yellowing at all. Tight bnding.« less