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Wines of Italy (Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guides) Hardcover – 14 Feb 2002


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 3rd Revised edition edition (14 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184000553X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840005530
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,904,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Burton Anderson is an internationally acclaimed authority on Italian wines and has lived in the heart of Tuscany for over twenty-five years, writing about wine, food and travel. His books include Vino, Treasures of the Italian Table and The Wine Atlas of Italy. A former editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris, he also writes for many wine publications in North America and Europe. His work has been honoured by British and American wine journals and he has won several wine awards in Italy.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Fisher Price King on 15 July 2004
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This isn't the book it could and should be. Anyone looking for more information than will be found in a guide like Hugh Johnson will be disappointed. The coverage is extensive, but not profound. For instance, I wanted to look up Sardinian wines because I was due to go to a Sardinian restaurant. More than half the wines on the restaurant's list weren't mentioned in this book. Notes on individual producers gave no idea of whether they were any good or not. This is true across the board. There are solid overviews of the different regions, but nothing you couldn't find out from a good general book on wine. Some of the best wines are cursorily treated. Look up Amarone and you get about sixty words; there is information on makers, but it's brief. The book's presentation is also quite drab, inside and out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Oct. 2000
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This is a great starting place for anyone wanting to learn about Italian wines. Burton Anderson explains all of Italy's most important grape varieties and lists and describes all the major wine producing regions in Italy. It is easy to understand and concise. He gives star ratings for each of the regions and also vintage details. For £8.99 it is great value for money and I do not believe it is intended to give an in-depth insight into Italian wines but instead an overview directed at the beginner. Having bought, read and used this book recently, it is full of current, up-to-date information and I recommend it to anyone who has little knowledge about Italian wines but wants to know more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nick.kent@tangramarchitects.co.uk on 3 Jan. 2000
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Lots of useful information on the wine growing areas of Italy, grape varieties, etc and producers. The disappointing aspect is that with the rise of the vdt there is not more information, for example Sassicaia is mentioned twice and vintage information is given but Antinori's Tignanello (which is almost of a par with Sass') is only given a passing mention, together with his other terrific (my opinion) wines, under the producers section. Think carefully before purchase because you will need further reference to complete the Italian picture!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 May 2000
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An introduction to Italian wine if you are looking for the basics but not as indepth as I would have hoped. Other books have a better way to express and give more info.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Nice information but could use some organizing 23 Jan. 2001
By Lisa Shea - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I love Italian wines, so I grabbed this when I found it. It does have great information - a breakdown of wines by region, then for each region it gives the main types of wine and the vintages that are good for each type. A general star rating indicates how well this wine does in general. Next to each region is a list of the key producers of that wine, with a brief note about the producer.
I think, though, that this will be relatively difficult for a person new to wine to use. If you're looking at a Ruffino Chianti, you look up Ruffino. Its brief notes about Ruffino don't indicate if this is a good or bad winery. You then move to the Chianti section and find out what a Chianti is, but now you are given general notes about which years are good. The years are just listed - you can't tell which are better than others.
If the book had even a general rating for each winery, and more details about the vintages, I think this would be excellent. Maybe a future edition will include this information.
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