Wine Label Language (Paperback)
  • Wine Label Language (Paperback)

Wine Label Language (Paperback)

Paperback 366 Pages / Published: 01/09/2005
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What is an appellation controlee, and what does it say about the wine you are drinking? What is Grand Cru Classee? Qualitatswein mit Pradikat?Medoc. Loire. Barossa Valley. Napa Valley. What do names of regions tell you about what you can expect from the wine? Wine labels are cryptic and confusing to most wine consumers. The information provided on them does indicate specific quality standards, grape varieties, alcohol content, origin and volume of production, but it is often hard to decipher the code. This easy to use reference book provides a guide to "wine label language" and demystifies the business of reading the label on the bottle. This work covers every major winemaking region of the new and old worlds: France; Italy; Spain; Portugal; Germany; California; Canada; Chile; Argentina; South Africa; Australia; and New Zealand. Newcomers to wine drinking will learn all the basics in this book.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781552977200
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 25 mm

Will provide you with much more to think about as you roam the wine section.--Terry Peters"Vancouver North Shore News" (11/03/2004)
Straightforward reference work that explains everything that can be gleaned from the words on the label.--Deborah Scoblionkov"Philadelphia Inquirer" (12/16/2004)
Shows would-be wine lovers how to read labels to determine a bottle's vintage, region or origin and the grapes used to make it.--Canadian Press (09/14/2004)
It's useful to know what these wine labels codes mean... this book is an easy-to-read reference guide.-- (10/01/2004)
Written to help you get the best wine value for your money by understanding exactly what it is you're buying.--St Louis Homes and Lifestyles (04/01/2005)
Comprehensive easy-to-read guide teaches novice wine lovers how to understand the labels... encyclopedic reference.--Ottawa Live 2005 Dining Guide
Almost indispensable for accuracy in talking, reading, or writing about wine -- becoming "wine-literate..". leaps over national and linguistic boundaries.-- (02/13/2005)
Important reference guide... not only is this an exhaustive work, but it is an invaluable reference work for anyone needing this kind of information on wine label language.-- (07/01/2005)
Good reference book, compact, much data in one place. Easy to use.-- (09/01/2004)
Simple language to explain even complex ideas, making this an ideal book for both the novice and more experienced wine lover.--January Magazine (12/01/2004)
I have seen few wine books as simple, to the point and useful... every term you are likely to see on a wine label, presenting the information clearly and cleanly with just a touch of critical judgment. It is incredibly refreshing.-- (07/06/2005)
The book is quite useful... excels in that it identifies the special designations such as vinicultural areas in each of several countries.-- (03/01/2005)
That's the beauty of this new book -- it's written for people like me, who love the stuff and hold a deep-seated curiosity about what they're drinking... concise and easily readable... there is no snobbishness about this book, just great information.-- (02/05/2005)
An easy-to-use encyclopedic reference that explains how to read wine labels from every major winemaking region of the world.--Wine Business Monthly (04/01/2005)

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