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4.3 out of 5 stars
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on 17 April 2013
Bought it as a present - and it went down really well. Delightfully easy to read - so forget all the old tomes written for prospective 'wine-bores'! This is amusing, informative and really helpful in roughly equal measures.

That said, I suppose the real decider for a wine book is - does it help you pick a wine? Well, yes it does, and it has led us out of our comfort zone and into some really interesting new winey finds. If bluffing as a 'wine-buff' is your thing, I think there's plenty here to get your teeth into too. All in all, it's good all rounder - and how often do you read a book that tells you a lot AND gives you a good old chuckle too?

If you like wine, want to know more about it, or simply find out what-goes-with-what - you can't do much better than read this book.
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on 23 July 2014
Provides an excellent basic (and beyond) understanding of wine as a beverage, and industry, and a cultural phenomenon. Whilst some parts are heavily oriented towards geography and history, the earlier sections are more workmanlike and practicably applicable. This book will empower the uninitiated to both discuss wine in the company of aficionados, and confidently choose a tipple for their own enjoyment.
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on 7 November 2013
This book does what it says on the label.

It certainly treats you like a dummy but in a humorous and not a condescending way.

To put it in plain English, I learnt more about wine in the 2 hours of reading the book than I have in 40 years of drinking it.

This book is a must for people who like wine and want to understand more.
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on 30 May 2016
Very good
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on 24 December 2016
This book is really nice to learn the basics about wine. If you, as me, know nothing about it but you wanna get some general knowledge, this book is just perfect.
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on 28 July 2015
The book arrived promptly, and it is in an excellent condition. It gives you all the most important and basic information about wine and champagne you should know.
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on 20 February 2018
no comments
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on 29 April 2017
Amazing.
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on 12 February 2014
Excellent book for those of us who love drinking wine but would like to know more about the grapes,the soil,and the location.
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on 2 December 2016
Very informative
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