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3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful guide for learning about the basics on wine, 25 Jan. 2000
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This review is from: Exploring Wines and Spirits (Paperback)
I obtained this book (as most do) in order to complete the Higher certificate course of the Wines and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)... for this purpose it is, literally, invaluable. However, if you're looking to find out more about wine production, regions, grapes, etc. and you have a basic understanding (i.e. you drink wine on a regular basis) then I would also recommend this book. It may seem like a lot of money when compared to other, more glossy wine encyclopedias written by wine celebs, but it is packed full of the basic facts, maps, simple diagrams etc. OK so the style of writing won't send you straight out to the nearest 'offy', and the content sometimes reads as though 'somebody needs to lighten up a little', but it's all there... A trusty fact-file for your bookshelf (file under "Dry but informative").
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2010, 17:41:18 GMT
Antony Moss says:
note that this review is for the book's predecessor, published in 1994 and updated in 1999.

The current book is updated more-or-less annually (most recently in 2009).

As a contributor it would not be apppropriate for me to comment on the style/quality of the newer books!

Posted on 29 Apr 2013, 18:33:01 BST
J. Sedlacek says:
hey I am interested to study WSET 3. I wanna buy this book before I enroll for this course. Do you know where could I purchase it??
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