- Paperback: 960 pages
- Publisher: Cassell; 01 edition (1 Aug. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844037037
- ISBN-13: 978-1844037032
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 5.7 x 20.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die Paperback – 1 Aug 2011
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"With "1001 Wines," you'll learn about, and hope for, a taste of some of the world's most sought-after wines." "San Francisco Chronicle""But this massive tome goes way beyond the vapid approach of so many such works, with tasty tidbits and inside information on a masterfully chosen list." "The Star Tribune""The list is not of the greatest wines or of authors' favorites; instead, it includes intriguing, historical, and influential wines. All of them can be purchased, although some are rare and expensive." "Library Journal"
Insightful, informative and entertaining, written by a team of wine connoisseurs and experts. Can be referred to and used as well as read purely for pleasure and interest. Updated for 2011, this new edition features evocative tasting notes, information on brand, grape variety, cost, availability and other successful vintages and wines from the featured producers. Includes beautiful photography and detailed information about the history of the wineries and winemakers to truly bring each wine to life.See all Product Description
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1) The vast majority of the wines are exceedingly expensive (over 500 wines cost £100 upwards) and/ or just about impossible to find - so how the hell can I try them?
2) Again, the majority of the wines in this book are either classed Bordeaux, top Burgundy, or Champagne - this 'usual suspects' bias is ridiculous because THERE ARE other excellent wine producing areas in the world. The Authors are blinkered, so for instance there is just ONE wine from Tasmania, and 2 from Canada (both Icewines and ignoring the superb pinot noir of the region) - compared to the hundreds of wines listed from France.
3) The book categories the wines as sparkling / red / white / fortified... and then its in alphabetical order! this makes it impossible to search for maybe a 'Bordeaux type red but better priced' - all you can do is search by name (which is useless because you DON'T KNOW the name of the wine you haven't tried yet.
In conclusion its a book full of wines I cant afford & the usual guff about Krug, Margaux, Romanee Conti etc. There ARE a few interesting wines from elsewhere, but you have to literally read the book front to back to find them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift so, I cant tell you how good the book is but I can say its packed with lots of facts and pictures and I believe it certainly appears to be good value for money.Published 13 days ago by RCJ
Brilliant, very comprehensive book. Also love the 1001 Beers. Bought for ourselves and then as gifts. Great pictures and descriptions.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Split into different varieties of wine and with a handy price guide so you can decide what to try based on price or the wine drscriptionPublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Hugely disappointed to discover that this was only a book. I was expecting a selection of the World's finest wines, here and now. Won't be buying this again.Published 11 months ago by Adrian Cherry