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Grapes & Wines

A comprehensive guide to varieties and flavours

Oz Clarke

Margaret Rand

Pavilion

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ISBN: 9781909108622

Price: £25.00

Publication date: 25 June 2015

Category: Wine

“An exhilarating wine book… No serious wine lover’s library is complete without it” Wine Spectator

Grapes & Wines is the key to enjoying modern wine. Approaching wine through grapes is in tune with the way consumers now think and learn about wine. Most wines, especially those from the Americas, Australasia and South Africa, are now sold under the name of the grape variety used rather than under the old European system of chateau and appellation name. You’re standing in a wine shop and see bottles labeled Aglianico or Tannat. Do you know what they are? Garnatxa sounds familiar and it is, as it is the Basque name of the popular Grenache grape, but how do you know this? You’ve heard of Carmenere from Chile, and probably bought the wine, but did you know it is an old historic Bordeaux variety?

This is the perfect book to help you find out more about the world’s top classic grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Zinfandel – the history, the places, the people, the wine styles and the flavours are covered in detail. It is also just the book for dipping into as you come across an unfamiliar grape variety. Grapes & Wines has been thoroughly revised and updated.

ABOUT THE Author

Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts, known for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm for life in general and wine in particular. He is the author of many award-winning books on wine, including most recently, Wine A–Z, The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, and Grapes & Wines: A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours (co-authored with Margaret Rand). Before wine took over his life in 1984, Oz was a full-time actor and singer, appearing in West End hit shows and touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Alongside his entertaining BBC television and radio broadcasts, he currently presents a series of concerts, Drink to Music! with the acclaimed Armonico Consort. Oz is also sports mad.

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ABOUT THE Author

Margaret Rand is a well-known wine writer who has won many awards, most recently the prestigious Louis Roederer International Wine Feature Writer of the Year Award in 2013. She writes and tastes for Decanter, World of Fine Wine, Square Meal and Drinks Business, as well as judging at international wine shows. She has previously edited Wine Magazine, Wine & Spirit and Whisky Magazine. She is also co-author with Oz Clarke of Grapes & Wines, also published by Pavilion. 

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