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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on the wines of Rioja
This is not a typical wine book. It is not illustrated, however, it is fully loaded with detailed information on the bodegas of Rioja. The author is obviously an expert, which is demonstrated in his book on Spanish Wines ("The New Spain"). This book on the wines of Rioja starts with a historical review leading to an interesting discussion of the current regulations for...
Published on 29 Jan. 2007 by Torben Breindahl

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the spanish wine industry is moving so fast that although this book may be of some interest for an enthusiast it is far to outdated to be of any practicle use for someone looking for advice or referance
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on the wines of Rioja, 29 Jan. 2007
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This review is from: The Wines of Rioja (Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library) (Hardcover)
This is not a typical wine book. It is not illustrated, however, it is fully loaded with detailed information on the bodegas of Rioja. The author is obviously an expert, which is demonstrated in his book on Spanish Wines ("The New Spain"). This book on the wines of Rioja starts with a historical review leading to an interesting discussion of the current regulations for wine production. A questionnaire, which was sent round to the bodegas by the author, is included. The first 71 pages contain a description of the wines, grapes, wine culture and history of Rioja. The remaining pages contain a directory and an appendix - quite detailed - often telling the personal / family history of each bodega. This is the real interesting part, which I will enjoy using in future. I would never travel through Rioja without bringing the book. As a guide travelling through Rioja and for a wine collector or buyer it must be essential. Be prepared for a wine book, which is somewhat theoretical, but certainly very interesting and inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Update on its way, 23 Mar. 2011
I am the author and, yes, the original book is out of date although, of course, the history hasn't changed! For this reason I'm producing a supplementary update, which will be available in downloadable .pdf format later in the year to be read in conjunction with the original. For more information google my name and keep an eye on the website.

John Radford
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1.0 out of 5 stars out of date, 3 Mar. 2011
the spanish wine industry is moving so fast that although this book may be of some interest for an enthusiast it is far to outdated to be of any practicle use for someone looking for advice or referance
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