- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (15 Oct. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756631653
- ISBN-13: 978-0756631659
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 2.4 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,620,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Wine Report Paperback – 15 Oct 2007
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About the Author
Tom Stevenson has written about wine for almost 30 years, with 23 critically acclaimed books and 29 awards to his name, including Wine Writer of the Year three times and The Wine Literary Award, Americas only lifetime achievement award for wine writers. Tom lives in Oxfordshire. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Secondly, it is pretty shoddy to suggest that Amazon customers should thumb through copies in bookshops, when they intend to buy the book from Amazon.
Thirdly, it is quite true that hardly any of the wines can be found in the UK. What is wrong with pointing this out?
Fourthly, I am not at all sure that chasing after 'cutting edge' wine is altogether a good thing (unless, as Mr Stevenson and some of the commentators rather sneeringly suggest, money is no object). Is wine an appropriate medium for high fashion?
In all, I find this book rather less impressive than the author does.
I was particularly interested in the inclusion of Lebanese wine, which, as the section author says, has shown remarkable technical improvement and diversification in recent years. Ksara's Cuvee de Printemps 2001 is indeed a "fabulous, fruity summer red" and the Massaya 2001 Reserve, which has already scooped prizes in Europe, is a revelation.
I also enjoyed the sections on champagne (Mrs Mrad's favourite tipple) and organic wines.
The great thing about the book is its honest, evident in the treatment of Chilean wine. At ten pounds, it is surely one of the year's great bargains.
As a native of the Middle East, however, I particularly savoured the section on Lebanese wine, which really is now emerging as a country with surprises, variety and good value. The wines recommended by the writer are uniformly good.
The book is excellent value for money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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If Messers Merritt and Nation do not know the book they are buying, they should browse the shelves. Wine Report is not - repeat not - a wine buyers guide. Read morePublished on 2 July 2008 by Tom Stevenson