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The World's Greatest Wines Hardcover – 21 Oct 2006

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc (21 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584795573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584795575
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 5.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,191,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A classically designed and beautifully illustrated heavyweight. -- Irish Times, December 16, 2006

About the Author

For years, Bettane and Desseauve have been editing the wine guide La Revue du Vin de France. Since 1996, they have also been co-authors of Le Classement de Meilleurs Vins de France, an invaluable source of information that puts then in regular contact with over one thousand wine producers and gives a privileged point of view on French vineyards.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wine Buff on 20 Mar 2007
Format: Hardcover
Very, very conservative. Nothing new here, only the top 10 % of the blue chip wineries, which most people already know. I rate this book two stars because of the very nice photos (some are breathtaking) - the information only merits one star.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
If you know who Bettane is, you do not want this book 8 Mar 2007
By Robert Rudolph - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This first significant work by Michel Bettane to appear in any language in years is just a silly coffee-table book. The world's most thoughtful and thorough wine writer has apparently sold his name to a book of photographs with no serious content. Some of the featured wineries are oddly chosen and would seem to have been included for commercial reasons. Anyone who already owns a few wine books does not need this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Potential 9 May 2007
By Peter Windred - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I thought the book had very interesting insights into the story of the "world's greatest wines" but stopped short of being a comprehensive guide. It succeeds however as a broad outline and is useful none-the-less.
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