"With "1001 Wines," you'll learn about, and hope for, a taste of some of the world's most sought-after wines." ~San Francisco Chronicle
"But this massive tome goes way beyond the vapid approach of so many such works, with tasty tidbits and inside information on a masterfully chosen list." ~The Star Tribune
“The list is not of the greatest wines or of authors’ favorites; instead, it includes intriguing, historical, and influential wines. All of them can be purchased, although some are rare and expensive.” ~Library Journal
From the Inside Flap
For thousands of years wine has been among humankind's greatest pleasures and most potent symbols, but never before have there been so many good wines available to try. 1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die is here to make choosing the right wine easier. This authoritative and beautiful book identifies the wines and vintages most likely to please your palate, explains what makes them so special, and suggests when they will show at their best. There has never been such a wide range of wonderful wines from all over the world from which to choose. From Burgundy grands crus to California Cabernets, and from prestige cuvée Champagnes to exciting wines from up-and-coming regions such as New Zealand and Argentina, Neil Beckett and his team of wine connoisseurs and writers recommend a huge variety of wines in 1001 informative and entertaining reviews. They share their experience and expertise through evocative and seductive tasting notes, and give guidelines as to cost. They also recommend other great vintages of the same wine, and other great wines of the same vintage. Each insightful review is supplemented by a photograph of the wine label--itself an integral part of the wine's identity and image--as well as stunning photographs of the vineyards, wineries, and winemakers. Essential reading for every wine lover, 1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die is an informative and sumptuous guide that is sure to enhance your enjoyment of the world's most exciting and expressive wines.