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The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia [Hardcover]

Tom Stevenson
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1 Nov 2011

Three-time Wine Writer of the Year Tom Stevenson updates and enriches his classic guide

From the Old World to the New, pick up the latest on all the wine-producing areas across the globe with the award-winning The Sotherby's Wine Encyclopedia. Packed with practical advice on tasting, storing and serving as well as expert tips on choosing food to accompany wine, this major revision of the classic wine reference guide covers every appellation and includes all the best producers and emerging wine regions.

Described as "a heroic piece of work . . . an indispensable book which should be part of any serious wine lover's library" (Sunday Times), The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is a tantalising read which will appeal to any serious wine drinker's palate.



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  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140535979X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405359795
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 28.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...one of the most ambitious illustrated wine references to be written in the past 20 years. (Restaurant magazine )

About the Author

Tom Stevenson has written about wine for almost 30 years, with 23 critically acclaimed books and over 30 awards to his name, including Wine Writer of the Year three times and The Wine Literary Award.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By John
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is without a doubt the best worldwide review of wines available. It is unbiased but not bland and opinionated, in the most rigorously fair way. For the uninitiated it covers the very basics of wine production and can be read as a book and for the expert it is a vital reference.

A brief period of over-pricing is behind it and it should be considered the standard reference.

The only request that I would have is that the green pages of the first and second editions (where the author gave his personal recommendations in each wine region) be reintroduced: they added colour and were greatly appreciated by those who shared the tastes of the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wine lover 10 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover
The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is a 'must have' for wine lovers. It is very informative, interesting and useful when considering wine purchases. It is also a very good educational read on the subject of wine, vineyards and vintages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wine encyclopedia 16 Jan 2013
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As a wine enthuiast I found this book to be the finest book in my not inconsiderable collection on wines of the world. the only reference book one needs on the wines of the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as Christmas present 10 Jan 2013
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An excellent guide to wines, updated from the recipients previous edition. Arrived promptly, well packed - nothing further to add
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wine lovers bible 30 Dec 2012
By J S
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This is a big thick book packed with brilliant useful information. My husband is a wine lover and he loves this book. He keeps disappearing off to read it. I am not such a wine buff but i am also finding it useful and easy to read and understand. Great book
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