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a definitive reference on Riesling wines31 Mar. 2000
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This book deserves to be in the library of any wine lover. It gives all the major producers of this much-maligned but noble varietal from Australia, Austria, Canada, France (notably the Alsace region), Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Russia (!), and the USA. This author's writing style is erudite and intelligent without being the least bit snobbish or elitist. I have tried several fine German bottles based on his specific recommendations, for the first time, and absolutely concur with his observations. This book can be used to find fine wines that offer value for money at every price and quality range. It offers a great deal of insight for the novice wine enthusiast and the seasoned expert. For the moderate price, it is well worth having, and would make a very thoughtful gift too. Most strongly recommended.