From Library Journal
Updated and expanded here is a factual, concise guide to grapes, growing areas, wines, vineyard techniques, and terms related to the making and drinking of wine organized in a dictionary format. Included are statistics on 1986 wine production, consumption, viticultural acreage in seven countries, and helpful pronunciation guides for foreign terms. Unfortunately, coverage is incomplete and somewhat erratic. For example, terms like "skin," "soapy," and "small" are explained, but some important historical information is left out; insignificant wine-producing states, such as Ohio, are discussed, while important ones, such as Oregon, are not. Not a strong candidate. Carolyn I. Alexander, USATEC Technical Information Ctr., Fort Ord, Cal.
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