"DeSimone and Jenssen, Wine Enthusiast's lifestyle and entertaining editors, have produced the first book devoted solely to the wines of the globe's Southern half. Within the last 25 years, wines from South America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia have exploded in global popularity, and DeSimone and Jenssen give these exceptional winemaking regions the spotlight they've long deserved." --Wine Enthusiast
“The World Wine Guys, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, have done something nobody has ever done before: They've written a book dedicated 100 percent to "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere" . . . an homage to the plethora of fine wines from below the equator, and an encyclopedic source of information on the wine-producing countries and regions of the Southern Hemisphere, the wines themselves, and the people who make them. --Huffington Post
“On a more serious note- the massive 'Wines of the Southern Hemisphere' by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen, the world wine guys, has everything you want and need to know about wines from Brazil, Chile, South Africa and more. “More than just a simple listing of key countries, regions, and producers, this tome delves into the entire winemaking industry of the Southern Hemisphere, giving readers a historical, geographical, and enological overview.” Also for the serious wine lover is Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course was originally published in 1985, and is now available in paperback. This beautiful, coffe-table book is the perfect starter guide that includes questions and points from Zraly's famous wine class.” --Publishers Weekly
“No one has attempted to thoroughly zero in on these important wine-making spots of the southern hemisphere before this great, comprehensive tome by Disimone and Jenssen. A must-have for any good wine geek's library.” --foxnews.com
“When you consider the amount of accurate and unsnobby information in this book, not to mention its hefty size and intelligent design, Wines of the Southern Hemisphere is an incredible bargain.” --Austin Chronicle
“[A] terrific guide for those who wish to learn more about the wines that now make up nearly 30 percent of the world's total wine consumption . . . The authors' considerable expertise is evident on each page without becoming pedantic, making it a very fun read that is more like a conversation than a handbook.” --gazette.net
About the Author
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, known as the World Wine Guys, are Entertaining and Lifestyle Contributing Editors for Wine Enthusiast magazine. Their work has also appeared in Wine Spectator, Saveur.com, International Living, and The European. The duo has judged the prestigious Concours des Vins wine competition in Chablis, France. In 2010 they were inducted into the Confrerie des Piliers Chablisiens. They are the proud authors of the Port Wine chapter in Kevin Zraly's The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities and have written the upcoming The Fire Island Cookbook. Mike and Jeff were the first guests to pair wine with food on Martha Stewart's Hallmark Channel show and were featured guests on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit their website, worldwineguys,.com to see more, as well as Wine Enthusiast's winemag.com. They reside in New York City and southern Spain.