1001 of the most exciting and interesting wines, vintages, varieties and producers including: All the regions of the wine-producing world: Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Different types of grape variety including Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Palomino, Semillon, Viogner, Pinot Blanc, Barbera, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Pinot Meunier, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Brunello, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Grenache and many more. Key producers including Mouton Rothschild, Pol Roger, La Tache, Trevallon, Montrachet, de Trafford, Fairview, Cloof, Flagstone, Jordan, Zuccardi, Cono Sur and many more. Key areas including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Sauternes, Champagne, the Rhine Valley, Graves, Medoc, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia, Trentino, Rioja, Somontano, Otago, Hawke's Bay, Barossa Valley, McClaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Mendoza, Stellenbosch, Paarl and many more.
Insightful, informative and entertaining, written by a team of wine conoisseurs and experts. Can be referred to and used as well as read purely for pleasure and interest. Features evocative tasting notes, information on brand, grape variety, cost, availabilty and other successful vintages and wines from the featured producers. Beautiful photography and detailed information about the history of the wineries and winemakers bring each wine to life.
Neil Beckett's interest in wine stretches back for many years, so much so that his MBA dissertation was on White Burgundy. He has spent time in Burgundy, and has also qualified for the WSET Diploma, graduating with distinction. As well as working for wine shipping company Richards Walford, he has also worked at Harpers Wine & Spirit Weekly where he was a contributing editor for many years and in 2004 became the first editor of the critically-acclaimed, leading wine magazine, The World of Wine, on which he works with Hugh Johnson and Andrew Jefford. He is one of two UK tasters on the Grand Jury Europeen du vin and his wine writing has won prizes.