- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (1 Sept. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845136934
- ISBN-13: 978-1845136932
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.7 x 22 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 589,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Finest Wines of Rioja & Northwest Spain Paperback – 1 Sep 2011
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‘An intelligent and accessible guide to some great wines that non-bankers can afford’(Independent on Sunday )
‘Authoritative, nicely illustrated and beautifully produced’(Daily Express )
‘A good discussion of current issues in Spanish wine’(Evening Standard )
‘Well-designed maps and fine photography’(The Scotsman )
This is a highly quality, well produced, authoritative book(Living Spain )
About the Author
Jésus Barquín often tastes and writes for The World of Fine Wine, as well as for elmundovino.com, and has won Spain’s National Gastronomy Award for his writing. Along with Luis Gutiérrez and Víctor de la Serna, he is co-author of The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain. He is a founder of Equipo Navazos, which bottles special wines under the La Bota label. He is a professor at the University of Granada.
Luis Gutiérrez works for a large multinational company in Madrid, sharing his free time between his family and wine. He tastes and writes regularly for elmundovino.com and occasionally for other publications, not only on Spain and Portugal, but also on Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhône, and German Riesling. He is co-author of The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain.
Víctor de la Serna is deputy editor of El Mundo, a Spanish national newspaper, where he is also in charge of elmundovino.com, a website devoted to the culture of wine. He has twice won Spain’s National Gastronomy Award for his food and wine writing. He owns Finca Sandoval, a wine estate in southeast Spain, and is co-author of The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain.
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Planning a vist to northern Spain, I thought this book might give some insight on where to go and what to drink. My expectations were that it would be a dry, academic book. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a book that not only was rather readable, but had some really lovely photographs to boot - fantastic landscapes and some wonderful portraits. I was drawn into the history and the culture of the vineyards and actually learnt a lot, to the point where I'm going to take my wine drinking much more seriously from now on. I think this is a lovely book in every respect and the authors should be proud of it. Well worth your money if you're interested in wine or the region itself.
The book talks in other words about the Northern Spanish wines, not only about the very well know Rijoa. They get quite deep into other regions like Bierzo, Rias Baixas, Monterrey, Valdeorras or Ribeira Sacra. It is exquisite how the book presents some of the more relevant winemakers of those areas, that indeed are totally unknown for mostly of the Spanish people, even the wine lovers.
A great book indeed.
a completer image about the companies' wine (all their wines)
should be systematically added, not just the best cuvees.