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A 'must-have' for those interested in wine,
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This review is from: The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Wines of the World (Hardcover)
I was given the first edition of this encyclopaedia in 1989 and was very impressed with the easy to read depth of information within it. The newer edition (for which I am writing this review) is different. It covers much of the same ground as the older book but in some areas, Alsace as an example, it provides a different, but equally useful angle. In the first edition, the individual growers are listed together with a resume of their wines and styles. In the second, the grape varieties and blends are listed with a list of the better growers. Personally, I find the two books together an ideal combination. If you are interested in discovering hitherto little discovered wines, 'sleepers' or the very best examples of a specific type this is the book to get. If you can get a copy of the first edition to go with it, even better!
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