Wine is a product of the land, made by dedicated producers in
intriguing places all over the world. This stylish new book invites
the reader to explore those regions and thus understand how a
particular wine evolves from where and when it is created.
Experienced wine writer Rosalind Cooper reveals how the vine grows
through the year, and for each month, she focuses on a particular
aspect of wine: for example, how it is made; vintages and vats; or
how to choose the ultimate selection for your home cellar.There are
mouth-watering menus to match to wine choices, and atmospheric
accounts of where to travel to experience at first hand the most
significant parts of the world of wine. Fairs and festivals where
the wine lover can celebrate in style are also featured, and each
chapter concludes with a fascinating profile of a key wine
producer, from Stéphane Tsassis of Champagne Laurent-Perrier to
Peter Gago, Chief Winemaker of Penfolds, Australia.