"Peter Saunders is, without doubt, one of the top wine
tutors in the world."
- Dr. Alan Young, President of the International Wine Academy
Wine labels are cryptic and confusing to most wine consumers.
The information provided there indicates specific quality
standards, grape varieties, alcohol content and volume of
production, but it is often hard to decipher the code.
Wine Label Language is a welcome encyclopedic
reference that demystifies and explains how to interpret wine
labels. Using simple terms, the book identifies and describes the
various regions and appellations used on wine labels around the
world. Knowing from which region a wine comes is a critical factor
in determining its quality and value. This book introduces the
labeling concept of the wine is from this region instead of the
wine from this grape. This helps consumers identify the winemaking
areas that consistently produce superior vintages.
Newcomers to the delights of wine will learn all the basics, for
instance the difference between a Bordeaux and Burgundy. Longtime
wine buffs will heighten their enjoyment by understanding the
differences within their favorite regions. A single region such as
Bordeaux has many distinct areas or districts that affect the
wine''s quality and price.
Wine Label Language covers every major
winemaking region of the world and explains the natural conditions
and legal restrictions that each region uses to produce and name
its own unique wine.