Author(s): Michael Broadbent
This guide offers detailed explanations on the first principles of tasting, and the influences of grape, variety, soil and climate. It also summarizes regional characteristics and vintages for each country and offers practical advice on storing and serving wine, and organizing a tasting.
The classic popular guide comprehensively revised and updated for another year, detailing world wines by region, grape varieties and wine styles, with advice on vintages, tasting, storage and serving. First published in 1968, and since translated into eight languages, this is one wine guide that has stayed the course. With the racks of wine books every bit as confusing as the range of product they describe, this is clearly a book that has earned its place on every bookseller's shelves. Includes a new illustrated section on colour variations, a glossary and appendices. An authoritative guide in a convenient format, for all wine lovers from beginners to professionals.
Michael Broadbent, one of the world's most experienced winetasters, is a director of Christie's and founder of their internationally renowned wine auction department. He is a former chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and a past president of the International Wine and Food Society. Michael is the recipient of one of France's highest honours, L'Ordre National du Merite and the rarely bestowed gold medal of the City of Paris. His other awards include the Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award (1991) and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Bacchus America (1992), and he was Decanter Man of the Year in 1993. Michael lives in London.