The ultimate wine gift book--complete with a sumptuous oversize package—from the renowned name behind the definitive food reference book, Larousse Gastronomique.
From its foil-stamped die-cut cover to its lavishly photographed interior, Larousse Wine is a wine book like no other. With information that is valuable to both beginner tasters and seasoned collectors, it will be the must-have book for every wine lover.
Practical information on grapes and vintages blends seemlessly with profiles of influential winemakers and discussions of biodynamics and organic methods--all brought to life with beautiful photographs of estates and vineyards, and maps of winemaking regions. Larousse Wine covers every region that is influential in the wine market today. Read about Old World winemaking countries, such as France, Italy, and Germany, as well as established New World ones, including the United States, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. The newest entrants in the game are also featured—Chile, Japan, China, and India. In each region, world-famous wines--such as Château-Latour, Sassicaia, and Opus One--are given special treatment.
A must-have for anyone who loves wine, Larousse Wine stands on its own or as a companion to the ultimate culinary reference book, Larousse Gastronomique.