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Claret & Cabs: The Story of Cabernet Sauvignon by [Lewin, Benjamin]
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Lewin may be the most prolific and best wine writer in the English language --Steve Heimoff

Lewins work should be required reading for anyone who loves Cabernet Sauvignon --San Francisco Chronicle

Claret & Cabs is a great read --Wine Economist

About the Author

Benjamin Lewin MW brings a unique combination of qualifications in wine and science to bear on the world of wine. He is a Master of Wine, and was founding Editor of the leading scientific journal, Cell. His previous books, What Price Bordeaux? Wine Myths and Reality, and In Search of Pinot Noir, received worldwide critical acclaim for their innovative approach, and were short listed for the prestigious Andr Simon and Roederer wine book awards. Lewin also writes the myths and realities column in the World of Fine Wine, and contributes to Decanter magazine, Wine & Spirits, and TONG. His blog on wine is at www.lewinonwine.com. He divides his time between the eastern United States and the wine-growing regions of Europe, and is presently working on his next book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 49043 KB
  • Print Length: 534 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983729212
  • Publisher: Vendange Press (5 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GHTTD3S
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,503,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars meh 9 Sept. 2014
By Bob from Michigan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was mediocre. It has a lot of information, but none of it is particularly unique and is all something that you can find anywhere else. Also a ton of the book is just meaningless filler. A decent read, but overall it's not great.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 6 July 2013
By P. Strayer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great start on the definitive book on Cabernet, but not quite there yet. It has a lot of information brought together in one place and I really appreciated that. The chapter on American Cabs is the one I enjoyed the most as I live here and this covers the nearby territory. However, there is too much emphasis on scoring and individual wines which takes up a large portion of the end of the book. Most of the Napa scores fall within a 5 point range of a 100 point scale which makes me question their value. (But I am not a fan of scores either). The coverage is spotty and doesn't include many major Napa wines although it does include a cross section. Therefore I don't think this is the definitive book.

This is however a huge subject and I for one am not expert enough to take in the complete picture of Cab around the world.

I think Lewin's work is very good, but it could stand better editorial oversight - like someone who worked on Jancis Robinson's American Wine. It also could benefit from better book design and more maps.

That said, I would still recommend buying it for any Cab lover.
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Bordeaux or California Cabernet Fan 23 July 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book! I have been a huge fan of all of Lewin's books (In Search of Pinot Noir is fantastic) and this tome does not disappoint. Hugely educational and very well written, it is as much of a page turner as a book on cabernet can be.
5.0 out of 5 stars "The" Cabernet book. Period. 22 Feb. 2016
By ADF - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book
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