This book is a wine atlas, reference work, and guide to all of the winegrowing regions in the entire world. Readers are introduced to the topics of the history of wine, wine production, wine cellars, and the enjoyment of wine. From the yearly cycle of the vines to modern cellar techniques, the experience begins with the creation of the wine.
The reader is then invited on a journey through all the wine growing countries and regions of the world, with expert authors introducing each area, including lesser-known wine producers Canada, Japan, and China. 150 highly detailed maps that provide specific information about the regions accompany the descriptions. Naturally, Wine is also a reliable guide to buying wines.
It includes numerous producer tips that convey sophisticated, highly useful recommendations. Newcomers to the passion of wine, in particular, will find it an invaluable aid to deciphering the enormous worldwide wine offerings.