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The Wines of Spain Paperback – 1 Aug 2001

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books (Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901130916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901130911
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 566,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 30 Mar. 2003
A unique guide that is designed for the wine drinker rather than the coffee table.Over 2,000 Spanish wines are described extremely accurately judging by those I've tasted.(While I would agree everyone has their own palate I would also argue everyone can distinguish a good wine from an average one.)In short,if the author says the wine is 'good' or 'recommended' then that is the case.Additionally,a useful indication of price and value is given.
The introduction states that 'these are exciting times to be studying and drinking Spanish wines' and this book is the perfect companion.
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An incredibly detailed investigation of the good, the bad, and the undrinkable offerings of Spanish bodegas. The good news is that there are some superb wines out there, and now you don't have to buy one of every bottle in the shop to find them. I also enjoyed the author's freewheeling style and the cartoons...an excellent guide.
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By A Customer on 10 April 2003
A unique guide that is designed for the wine drinker rather than the coffee table.Spanish wines are described extremely accurately judging by those I've tasted.(While I would agree that everyone has their own palate I would also argue that everyone can distinguish a good wine from an average one.)In short if the author says the wine is 'good' or 'recommended' then that is the case.Additionally,a useful indication of price and value is given.
The introduction states that 'these are exciting times to be studying and drinking Spanish wines' and this book is the perfect companion.
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This work has in a couple of weeks turned into my second life companion. I tried out some of the authors recommendations and they turned out to be absolutely perfect for my palate. Furthermore the personal style of writing makes me wanting to just go on reading this massive work.
Oz Clarke, Hugh Johnson and Jan Read look at this guy and see how it CAN be done.
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HASH(0x9642be94) out of 5 stars The perfect companion 30 Mar. 2003
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A unique guide that is designed for the wine drinker rather than the coffee table.Over 2,000 Spanish wines are described extremely accurately judging by those I've tasted.(While I would agree everyone has their own palate I would also argue that everyone can distinguish a good wine from an average one.)In short if the author says the wine is 'good' or 'recommended' then that is the case.Additionally,a useful indication of price and value is given.
The introduction states that 'these are exciting times to be studying and drinking Spanish wines' and this book is the perfect companion.
HASH(0x96e56078) out of 5 stars disappointing 21 April 2003
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This is little more than a long listing of producers. Very little detail is furnished about regions or producers. As an indication of this book's user-unfriendlyness, there is not even an overall map of Spain showing the locations of the wine-producing regions. Rather, hand-drawn rough sketches of small portions of maps of small areas are presented without any clue of how they relate to one another. This is just one of several manifestations of extremely low general production values. The disappointing thing is that the author did seem to do his homework, and in many cases can identify the better producers in a region or the best offering from a producer even when this information is quite obscure. ...
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