Oxford Companion To The Wines (Hardcover) by Cass, Bruce, Editor with Robinson, Jancis, Consultant Editor
This new Companion objectively surveys the current state of American wine production, celebrating traditions and sensibilities unique to America vintages while highlighting the geographical, philosophical and commercial variations that distinguish regional wines. The Editors weave the knowledge of wine academics and writers from across America into a compelling set of introductory essays that distinguish features of North American wine and its history, followed by corresponding alphabetical entries that explore wine topics in depth. Although California dominates American production, wineries and local specialties from throughout North America receive balanced coverage within individual area, region, state and country entries. Curious wine tasters will also find reliable information on grape and resultant wine varieties, viticultural techniques, notable brands, and the most coveted wines. All technical term are fully explained with helpful cross-references to Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine.