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  • The Wines of the Napa Valleyby Larry Walker

    Octopus 2005; US$ 12.99

    California-based wine expert Larry Walker offers indepth reference on the wines of one of the world's most prominent wine-producing regions, the Napa Valley. He explores the history of this region and gives a full description of the grape varieties, viticulture, and winemaking techiques, and recommends vintages to look out for. He also details the... more...

  • The Wines of Chileby Peter Richards

    Octopus 2006; US$ 12.99

    Region by region, award-winning writer, Peter Richards takes us through all of Chile's many winemaking areas. Starting with the history of Chile and its wine industry, the work includes details on the country's diversity of terroirs, the range of wine styles available, and the variety of winemaking techniques in use, plus a topical discussion of recent... more...

  • The Wines of the South of Franceby Rosemary George

    Octopus 2003; US$ 12.99

    Known traditionally for its dramatic landscapes, the South of France is becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting of French vineyard areas. Every key wine area is covered from Banyuls on the Spanish border to the island of Corsica. The key wine producers and their wines are featured, with details of the regions, laws and grape varieties. The author... more...

  • The Wines of Canadaby John Schreiner

    Octopus 2005; US$ 12.99

    Written by an award-winning writer, this is a reference to Canada's wine-producing regions, the grape varieties, producers, and their wines. The core of the book includes comprehensive details of the estates, as well as information about exciting projects and a discussion on developments in Canada's wine industry. The book also covers the range of... more...

  • The Wines of Hungaryby Alex Liddell

    Octopus 2003; US$ 12.99

    This reference to the 22 wine regions of Hungary shows how this country, with its once-proud wine tradition, reinvented itself after 45 years of communism, during which time the entire structure of grape growing and wine production was changed out of recognition. The author details how Hungary's re-adjustment, which still continues, has progressed... more...

  • Sherryby Julian Jeffs

    Octopus 2004; US$ 12.99

    The fifth edition of this bench-mark book recounts the turbulent history of the sherry region. It explains the various stages of sherry production and details the old family firms and new boutique bodegas. more...

  • The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin Americaby Christopher Fielden

    Octopus 2003; US$ 12.99

    After Europe, Latin America is one of the major wine producing areas of the world, yet very little has been written about its wines. This title follows the transformation of winemaking in these countries, examines in detail each of the wine-growing areas, and explains how these now extremely popular wines were, until relatively recently, more or less... more...

  • Canadian Whiskyby Davin de Kergommeaux

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 22.00

    Davin de Kergommeaux takes readers on a journey through the first systematic presentation of Canadian whisky: how it's made, who makes it, why it tastes the way it does, its history, and the rich, centuries-old folklore surrounding it.   Join whisky authority Davin de Kergommeaux on a pan-Canadian journey from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, celebrating... more...

  • Reading between the Winesby Terry Theise

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Acclaimed importer and wine guru Terry Theise, long known for his top-notch portfolio and his illustrious writing, now offers this opinionated, idiosyncratic, and beautifully written testament to wine. What constitutes beauty in wine, and how do we appreciate it? What role does wine play in a soulful, sensual life? Can wines of place survive in a world... more...

  • The Wine Opusby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A new look at a new world of wine from a new generation of wine writers Do you like to enjoy fine wine but want some down to earth recommendations and honest information? Written by over 30 new voices in the world of wine, The Wine Opus offers fresh, modern insight into the world of wine. Accessible and up-to-date, this covers 4,000 of the world's... more...