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The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia Hardcover – 1 Nov 2011

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  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140535979X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405359795
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 4.7 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300,469 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 )

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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 on 13 May 2012
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Turrell on 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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By J S on 30 Dec. 2012
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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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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reblochon on 16 Dec. 2011
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I gave 4 stars to this book, because it is a very good book about wine, it's missing the five stars statut because there is a bit too many lists of wine producers, which I found a bit incomplete, and in some way a bit boring. On top of it all, some analysis are too simplistic and forget about exceptions, the ones that make the rule true maybe, but, still exist.
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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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