Dimensions: 576 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 1.18 in
Published: August 26, 2003
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0789480395
ISBN - 13: 9780789480392
From the Publisher
Well-illustrated in color, with maps of each region, this encyclopedia contains a wealth of information on wine. An introductory section includes descriptions of how wine is made, factors affecting taste and quality, a discourse on oak, and how wine should be stored and drunk. The remainder of the volume contains detailed entries by region, with the lion's share devoted to France, though the wine of all other countries are competently discussed. History, climate, soil, vintages, special factors affecting taste and quality are discussed, followed by a listing of each appellation with a rating and list of its wines. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)