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The Wines of Greece (Mitchell Beazley classic wine&hellip by Konstantinos Lazarakis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Retsina Is Dead, 16 Nov 2006
Greek wine has made great strides in the last twenty years, even more so in the last decade: to some, it may well be the best-kept secret of the wine world. Young, ambitious winemakers, educated at top schools abroad have been at the forefront of the new developments. This new blood explores the infinite possibilities Greece's variety of native grapes and terroir present for making good, and often great wine.

Lazarakis' book is a useful snapshot of the state of greek wine which comes at a convenient point in the industry's development. The book is well-written, providing an overview of the grapes planted in Greece -native and foreign- the regions, and the laws. Extensive producer… Read more
Embers by Sandor Marai
Embers by Sandor Marai
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 11 Nov 2006
If you like reading, then you probably read good books. Some you like, some less, and some not at all. And then, every 3 to 4 years, a truly great book comes along. This is one of those books. It is atmospheric and evocative, a beautifully written long monologue of a person belonging to a dying age. The prose is heavy with some great insights into the human condition; so much so that often i had to stop, to chew on what I'd just read. I sometimes open the book at random just to savour the language and the atmosphere. A masterpiece of world literature, as good as any Nobel prize winning author I've read.
Advanced International Trade: Theory and Evidence by Robert C. Feenstra
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
... and where afraid to ask. this book is an advanced textbook on international trade with a major empirical emphasis by a leading expert in the field.
feenstra sets out with a brief overview of general equilibrium analysis, indispensable for students of trade theory. he then devotes the next chapter to empirical evidence on the Heckscher-Ohlin model. theory and empirics is then extended in ch. 3 to the cases of many goods and/or many factors. ch.4 is concerned with issues surrounding wage inequality and trade, and ch.5 covers aspects of increasing returns and the corresponding empirical evidence. hence the first five chapters provide an exposition of what is the core of modern trade… Read more

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