Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson


(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

This essential reference for oenophiles — long used as the go-to text for the prestigious Master Sommelier examination — is the most comprehensive guide to the world of wine, featuring authoritative information on the history, culture, geography, and taste of vintages around the globe.

Fully updated and revised for the first time since 2011, this new 800-page edition of Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia reflects the most recent trends in the dynamic world of wine, written by experts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 images and 100 brand-new National Geographic maps, this definitive guide is arranged geographically to highlight the regions and climates that produce the best vintages. From the countries of Southeast Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean, each page is packed with information on flavor notes, vineyard profiles, tasting room guides, grape know-how, and special information on unique varietals. The book also features top wines organized by maker and year; a troubleshooter’s guide to potential wine faults; a taste chart to help identify flavors; up-and-coming producers; unusual wines, food pairings, and more. You’ll find time lines depicting the chronology of wine from 500 million B.C., expert sommelier tips, and thousands of recommendations for the latest and greatest reds, whites, and rosés. The most up-to-date and comprehensive wine reference in the world, this stunning book is an oenophile’s dream–and a must-have for anyone looking to become an expert in wine.

my thoughts:

Talk about the perfect gift for wine lovers this year! The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is chock full of information about the state of wine and it is fascinating! There are tons of photographs, illustrations, and maps. And, of course loads of tidbits about the regions and what they produce, the variety of wine, tasting notes, and so much more. This book is fantastic! You get some great ideas for food pairings and what to pick up as a gift for your wine-loving friends. It is such a treat to just settle down with this book and flip through it and learn about all things wine. I absolutely LOVED it!

I would happily recommend this book as Christmas gift for wine lovers. It would be such a great addition to their coffee table library. And, I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone looking to learn more about wine - you will definitely enjoy falling into The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Wine

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

What a perfect gift for wine lovers! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours