Covers 25 chapters each on one of Europe's most beautiful wine regions including: Bordeaux, Champagne, Alsace, Burgendy, Loire, Languedoc, Rhone, Mosel, Hungary, Tuscany, Veneto, Alto Adige, Rioja, Jerez, La Mancha, Douro. Each chapter includes a map of the region with main auto routes, towns, rivers, and wineries; a sidebar on a handful of the best restaurants to taste the specialities of the region; and a sidebar recommending at least five local hotels. Gorgeous full-colour photos tempt you on every page with scenic vistas of the vineyards, evocative views into ancient caves, and the historic homes and chateaux of each region. Now European wineries are catching on by opening up their doors to accommodate more visitors. Especially in Italy, the travel industry is gearing up to build itineraries for Americans who wish to make wine the focus of their trips. Each itinerary is comprehensively described and wonderfully illustrated, accompanied by a map indicating route details and practical information such as length of journey, best time of year for travel in that region, and tourist bureaus, etc.
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications