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The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World’s Foremost Wine Authorities

The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World’s Foremost Wine Authorities

The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities Kevin Zraly, author of one of the bestselling wine books of all time, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, has assembled the finest writers of the last 50 years to explain everything you need to know about wine. Each one addresses the subject he or she is most famous for, including decanting, tasting, grapes, matching food and wine, winemaking, sustainable vineyards, the various wine regions, and terroir. Complete with regional vintage charts, grape charts, a glossary, and vintage labels,

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  1. Eric Miller says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    Brilliant resource, November 19, 2010
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    Zraly is the master of wine education for energetically bringing to light, simplifying and making deliciously understandable even the most complex aspects of winedom. So I was at first unsure why he created this anthology of other people’s words on the subject. What I found was the holy grail and foundation material that has been the basis for wine educators, wine writers and winemakers now and for the past 40 years. Debunking wine myths with facts and studies, enhancing traditions with rich readable reasoning, this succinct body of works is one of the great reference books of our time.

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  2. winebookguy says:
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    A LITERARY CONFECTION!, November 27, 2010
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    In the wine book genre we have so many serious and ponderous books, so much reference and finely organized information on grape varieties, regions, vintages etc., it just becomes exhausting at times. Do publishers not realize that some times we just want to read about wine for pleasure?

    The irony is that most wine writers have written some very pleasureable pieces, but it takes an insightful, well read colleague like Kevin Zraly to gather together all these delightful tidbits. Working in the tradition of the great wine writers whom mentored Kevin, he was able to emulate the classic wine pleasure book, THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF WINE by our mutual friend, Alex Bespaloff< RIP. He gathered the best from the best, with his great personal presence in the wine biz, and the universal love and respect he enjoys from his colleagues, Kevin is perhaps the only living author who could assemble this delicious assortment of wine literary candy.
    Worth twice the price and with Amazon selling for half the price it is worth 10 times what you will pay for this book!

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  3. wogan "the book reader" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    Wine a bit – You’ll feel better, March 31, 2011

    `The Ultimate Wine Companion’ is a handsome book with sturdy cream coloured pages. It gives you readings about wine and an education. There are many excerpts by wine authorities, something is written about each one as their excerpt begins. There are tales of excess…spending $25,000 for a week of wine tasting and food and the real story of California wining the wine tasting in France.

    Sections include thoughts on wine, tasting wine, wine and food, making wine and the different regions of the old world and the new world. There is a history of each area, information how the wine is produced and what the finished product is like. Examples of labels are shown, information about the vineyards and vintages.
    The appendices give classifications, best vintages, a glossary with pronunciations, the contributor biographies and an index.
    This would give anyone the information they need to become an oenologist, or enough information to be someone who knows what to expect and look for when they purchase wine.

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