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An excellent gift, but buy two because you will want to keep it for yourself!
on 11 January 2015
I have many different editions of this book and I have to say this is my favourite up to yet. It has grown in size covering many more regions with clear and easy to view maps and guides. Everything is in here from viti to vini! The book is huge and the printing quality absolutely spot on. The book comes in a sturdy slip case and oozes quality. The pages are bright and clear and include everything you could possibly want to know about the various regions, grape varieties, terroir, classification systems in place by many different countries even tips on storage etc. It even gives tips on what to look out for in the wines and how to taste.
I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in wine, even if you know very little or are a top enthusiast and just want a reference volume. In the internet driven world you'd be forgiven for thinking that everything you need to know is out there on the web. However, this book has it all and it clear maps are a godsend. You can spend an age searching for a decent map of a given region on the web, yet this book has a perfect map for every region right there amongst its pages.
This would make an excellent gift for any wine lover out there and I am sure they'd love you for it.