Our Book

This clear and concise primer provides detailed coverage of all the major wine styles and regions, together with notes on the history of wine, viticulture, winemaking, and blind tasting. It seeks throughout to examine in what ways a given wine is unique and different from other, similar wines.

For example, why and in what ways is Pauillac, in Bordeaux, different from Pomerol, also in Bordeaux? Why and in what ways is Mosel Riesling different from Riesling from the Rheingau, or the Nahe, or Alsace, Austria, or Australia?

This book is dedicated to all wine lovers, and should prove particularly useful to competitive blind tasters, higher level and diploma students, winemakers, wine traders, and sommeliers.

Mssrs. Burton and Flewellen have produced just the book that anyone needs … This is a splendid, concise, up-to-date, comprehensive and accurate guide … Warmly recommended! —Clive Coates MW, Author of The Wines of Burgundy

Anyone, whether eager volunteer or unsuspecting victim, who has experienced the mental and sensory rigours of blind tasting will welcome this helping hand with open arms. A great confidence booster for anyone looking to make sense of the increasingly convoluted world wine map. —The Drinks Business


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