Wine novices and connoisseurs will enjoy this reference that covers every aspect of wine and winemaking and provides an all-inclusive guide to the specialist terms used in growing, producing, and tasting wine. Wine basics, such as the different types of grapes, regions, and methods of growing vines, as well as the complexities of the finished product, are detailed. Also included are special features such as six exclusive viewpoints from winemakers in Australia, California, Chile, Greece, Italy, and South Africa; apt and amusing wine-related quotations; a pronunciation guide; a vintage chart; and 16 maps showing wine regions of the world.
' The obvious choice for many wine lovers in search of useful reference in an affordable package.' Bookseller 'A wonderfully comprehensive guide to wine terms' Bookseller Buyers Guide ' provides a useful glossary of essential terms, regions and varieties, and will have universal appeal to the beginner or connoisseur alike.' Birmingham Post 'Very user-friendly clear, accessible A unique reference book that covers every aspect of wine and winemaking ideal for an enthusiast or anyone who wants to know more about the language of wine much more than a basic dictionary.' Reference Reviews
The dictionary covers basic concepts, from the different types of grape, regions and methods of growing vines, right through to the finished product. With 16 maps showing wine regions of the world, it is ideal for the enthusiast or student of wine or wine-making.
"Oddbins Dictionary of Wine, published by Bloomsbury in partnership with one of the UK's pre-eminent high-street wine retailers, is an essential reference for anyone who wants to know more about the language of wine. It covers the terms used in wine production, and describes grape varieties, wine regions and wine-growers around the world, wine styles and tasting terms. And because wine-producing is a science as well as a craft, it explains the basic chemistry that can make or mar a great wine.
"Accessible and comprehensive, Oddbins Dictionary of Wine is ideal for everyone who enjoys wine and wants to understand it better."