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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, accessable and informative.
This is an excellent book. It begins with a clear and precise explaination of all aspects of German wines. Two of the most useful and worthy aspects of the introduction are a brief description of German grape varieties, both noble and hybrid, and a thorough explaination of the esoteric world of German wine labels. Each viticultural region is dealt with in...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Out of date.
This book is a catalogue of German wines with prices published in 1999. Now it is 14 years out of date. I sent it back because it is no use at all.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, accessable and informative., 14 Jan 2000
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This review is from: German Wine Guide (Hardcover)
This is an excellent book. It begins with a clear and precise explaination of all aspects of German wines. Two of the most useful and worthy aspects of the introduction are a brief description of German grape varieties, both noble and hybrid, and a thorough explaination of the esoteric world of German wine labels. Each viticultural region is dealt with in alphabetical order, and each of the recommended winemakers discussed. For each winemaker there is a table of notable wines, highlighting the score given (on a Robert Parker style scale), alcoholic strength of the wine, the grape, vineyard and (where appropriate) the quality bracket in which each wine officially resides. There are also helpful suggestions of the anticipated maturity of each wine. The book is particularly helpfukl to those like myself (a student) who cannot afford to spend megabucks on one wine. There are listed at the start of the book a selection of growers who offer particular value for money. At the end there is a summary of the relatively unknown spin-offs of the German wine industry, Sekt, Grappa and Marc. I can thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has the interest to look beyond Liebfraumilch and Niersteiner Gutes Dormtal, into the delights of which the Riesling grape is able to provide. Whether one wishes to use this as reassurance when looking in a supermarket, or for a guide to touring German vineyards (as one might with the French Guide Hachette) this is well worth the money.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Out of date., 28 Dec 2013
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This book is a catalogue of German wines with prices published in 1999. Now it is 14 years out of date. I sent it back because it is no use at all.
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