Everything You Need to Know About Wine
This introduction to the world of wine is packed with information on choosing wines by region or by grape, with advice on selecting wines, ordering in restaurants, tasting, serving, and storing. Producers and vintages are recommended. 16 color paintings. 32 drawings. 6 maps.
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