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the best book of its kind; if you want to buy good wine this is the answer.,
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This review is from: Wine Behind the Label 2008: The Ultimate Guide to the Worlds Leading Wine Providers and Their Wine (Paperback)
I have been buying this annual for some years and with each edition it gets surer and more authoritative. The cover is getting covered with more awards each year. And it has now left all the star-names behind.
The two authors divide the whole of the Wine world by region. This is done pretty seamlessly because they seem to have the same palate. Their achievement is to include all the good producers by region which is surprisingly rare. They give the least breathless but most complete and accurate descriptions too.
The authors live in Europe and their tastes reflect this; Europe, Australia and NZ is covered more extensively than the Americas. The highlights are Burgundy and Italy.
Each region's intro. is also rewritten each year and always up to date. Its the best if you are seriously interested in this kind of juice!