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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Universe; 8.10.2008 edition (September 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789316838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789316837
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

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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.

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It's a fun coffee table book.
ram
Filled with great photos, lots of history, and all the facts you want to know about wine, this is an excellent book for both novices and knowledgable wine drinkers.
Alan Gettis
It is a wonderful holiday gift, birthday gift etc!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Alan Gettis VINE VOICE on January 5, 2009
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I don't think I'm going to get to all 1001 wines before I die. But this book will help me choose the ones I do get to. Filled with great photos, lots of history, and all the facts you want to know about wine, this is an excellent book for both novices and knowledgable wine drinkers.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Anthony G. Beech on July 10, 2010
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Over the years I've collected many books on wine (having been in the Wine Trade for a long time). Now retired I can re-read and buy new ones.
This book is thick and heavy,but contains all you need to know about not only the 1001 wines in it,but also the vineyard,history,proprietor,winemaker
and how the wine was made.Most importantly it tells you what it tastes like,and recommends other vintages of the same wine and also recommends
other wines similar in style and price.And there are lots of photos either of the vineyard,estate or product.It does refer mainly to high end and expensive
wines but does contain details of many,many affordable wines.Written in a non-technical style,it is not only very readable,but a must have reference book.
Enjoy the book and the wines in it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ram on January 6, 2013
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It's a good book of very different wines. Some are inexpensive some ultra expensive. The really nice thing is that it highlighted wineries that have other less expensive wines that I could try. It's a fun coffee table book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Nicklin on February 28, 2013
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This becomes an exciting book to just jump in and search as you will. Almost a reference book. Can look up and see producers you won't normally find. This is a must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Winarchick on April 4, 2014
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This book is good to have to assist you in selection of wines and prices. It also can make a great gift for the wine connoisseur in your family.
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I own the italian version of this guide, but I think my opinion applies to the original too.
While one can debate that there would be other wines worthy of the guide (so maybe the total would skyrocket to 10001 or more), there's no doubt that you are going to enjoy what you find in this book. I knew some of the products described in the book and I decided to try some new ones, suggested by this guide. Very satisfied, one of the best gifts I ever received.
It's also great to plan visits, as there's an index by country/region.
IMHO it's a must-have for both experienced enthusiasts and newcomers.
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By Darb on February 21, 2015
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I like this book, especially considering I only gave a couple of dollars for it. It gives great background references and colorful histories. The major part of which wines to keep and store, and which to drink within a year is obsolete as the book was printed years ago, but there is a lot of info about wineries, wine growing regions, a what to look for in a wine. And the book was so cheap (including shipping) that I bought an extra copy to read at a vacation home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emily on December 22, 2014
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IT was a gift. he loves it.
Really cool read
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