Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2006

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 4, 2005 - Cooking - 384 pages
From the expert who promises to avoid winespeak comes an unfussy guide that focuses on American wines and on up-and-coming wineries from around the globe.

For novices and afficionados alike, Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2006 will lead you to the best choices -- and values -- without pretense or hyperbole. With a special eye for American wines and those that are unheralded yet not to be missed, Blue makes the process of choosing wine in a store or restaurant simple. He provides:

  • Extensive listings of wineries on six continents, from Mexico to South Africa, from Long Island to Israel, and even from China to India
  • Outstanding and cult wineries -- and wineries to watch
  • Profiles of each region that focus on key characteristics and varieties
  • Ratings, succinct descriptions, and opinions about each producer
  • Updated vintage reports
  • Advice about what to drink now
 

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Contents

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR GRAPES
3
HOW TO TASTE WINE
12
PART II
19
Australia New Zealand South Africa
153
THE OLD WORLD
198
Israel and Lebanon
340
GLOSSARY OF WINE TERMS
347
VINTAGE CHART
355
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About the author (2005)

Anthony Dias Blue, recipient of a James Beard Foundation Award, has been with Bon Appétit for more than two decades and is host of the "Lifestyle Minute" radio show airing in New York and Los Angeles. His reviews have appeared in many publications, including Robb Report, Wine Spectator, and Decanter.

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