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5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent book with stunning photography, 19 Aug. 2010
Having lived in Spain for six months I developed a real passion for the country and her food and wine. As a wine merchant I already knew a fair amount about the diversity of Spanish wines, but was keen to further my knowledge and appreciation. I have found this book an absolute delight to read and to use as a reference book whenever the need arises. It is written in an informative, friendly and entirely un-stuffy way! The clarity of the maps is excellent and it is very helpful to have the websites of the Notable Bodegas shown. The photography is not only stunning when it is rural scenes or local architecture, but is also informative when showing grape varieties, soils and vinification equipment. In my role as buyer for Wine Poole I see the workings of many wineries and this book brings alive all those aspects of the industry. As one of the fastest evolving wine industries it is good that this book shows a very modern and up to date version of the Spanish wine trade. Many of the wines are available from specialist wine merchants in the UK, such as ourselves. I would highly recommend this book to both the casual wine drinker who wishes to increase his or her knowledge of Spanish wines as well as to the professional wine taster.