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Rocky Aoki

Sake : Water from Heaven

Rocky Aoki, the founder of the famous Benihana and Haru restaurants examines how the rice is grown and brewed, supplies fascinating background and history of saké in Japanese culture, describes the different varieties of saké, discusses which sakés should accompany different types of foods, and where one can purchase saké.
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Charles Bamforth

Beer : Tap Into the Art and Science of Brewing

Bamforth traces the history of beer from ancient Babylon some 8,000 years ago to today's brewing science, recounting important brewing milestones along the way. This new edition contains expansive coverage of global beer styles throughout the world, the sensory character of beef flavor, and the development of the global beer industry.
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Bastianich, Joseph and Lynch, David

Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy

A much-needed guide to the pleasures and particulars of Italian wine, with original recipes by bestselling chefs and authors Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianch, here is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country's wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes.
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Fiona Beckett

Eating & Drinking : An A-Z of Great Food and Drink Combinations

"Red meat, red wine; white meat, white wine." The old standbys of dining etiquette are downright laughable in the face of the amazing array of ingredients and influences that make up our diet today. This easy-to-follow A to Z lets you pair your meals with the perfect wine, beer, or spirit, even if you know nothing about vintages or vineyards. Just look up a dish or it's main ingredient to find its perfect complement.
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John Beeston

Wine Regions of Australia : The Complete Guide, Second Edition

In response to a growing movement to classify Australian wine in more regional terms, this "geography" of wine looks at Australia's wine regions and subregions-from Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia to New South Wales, Western Australia, and Queensland. Encyclopedic in scope, this book will help wine enthusiasts understand the unique qualities of Australian wines and discover the country's many vineyards, both large and small.
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Stephen Brook

A Century of Wine : The Story of a Wine Revolution

This is truly a definitive work that explores the history, the politics, religion, culture, climatic changes, fashion and social phenomena that have impacted on wine developments around the world. Richly illustrated with hundreds of historic photographs, this is a book that will entertain and inform any wine enthusiast or history buff.
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Salvatore Calabrese

Cognac : A Liquid History

This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive work gives a geographical organization to the understanding and selection of Italian Wines. It can serve as an Italian Wine Atlas and travel guide as well as a wine selection handbook. At once, it is easy to learn of the best wines of each region and the best values as well.
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Cernelli, Daniele and Sabellico, Marco

New Italy : A Complete Guide to Contemporary Italian Wine

This is a memoir of the bartending life structured as a day in the life at Passerby, the bar owned and run by Toby Cecchini. It is, as well, a rich study of human nature—of the sometimes annoying, sometimes outlandish behavior of the human animal under the influence of alcohol, lust, and the sheer desire to bust loose and party. Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life is the hip, behind-the-scenes look at the frenzied yet undeniably fun atmosphere of that great establishment—the bar—and Toby Cecchini sheds plenty of light on the hidden corners of what people do when they go out at night.
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Clive Coates

Wines of France, New Revised Edition

The most comprehensive and authoritative guide to all the wine producing areas in France with tastings from every single appellation and attention to the best growers in each region from Burgundy and Loire, the Rhone and Champagne, Alsace, the Jura and Savoie, Provance, Languedoc-Roussillon and of course, Bordeaux.
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Michael Cooper

Wine Atlas of New Zealand

The first atlas devoted entirely to New Zealand wines and wine-making. Visually stunning and authoritatively documented, this Atlas builds on the award-winning success of the author’s prior tome which ran to five editions.
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Kenneth Davids

Home Coffee Roasting : Romance and Revival, Revised Updated Edition

Long considered the bible of the home-roasting movement, Home Coffee Roasting has been completely revised throughout with new, up-to-date sections on the latest developments in home-roasting equipment and provides step-by-step guidelines to the coffee-roasting process.
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Dale DeGroff

Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes

Dale DeGroff, a superstar among bartenders, offers the most upscale, informative entertaining cocktail book yet, with 500 recipes, tempting color photos, and the wit and wisdom born of years behind the world's most inviting bars.
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Patrick Dillon

Gin: The Much-Lamented Death of Lady Geneva: the 18th Century Gin Craze

"Gin is both a vividly drawn excursion into the gin-soaked underworld of eighteenth-century London and a vivid recreation of an event which shaped our modern attitudes to alcohol: this is potent stuff."
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William Echikson

Noble Rot : A Bordeaux Wine Revolution

Noble Rot introduces us to the figures who epitomize the changes sweeping Bordeaux: the noble family behind Château d'Yquem engaged in a soap-opera feud; a stonemason turned winemaker whose wine, made in a garage, sells for $100 a bottle; the Maryland-based critic Robert Parker, whose opinion routinely makes or breaks a wine; and the New World operations that have used branding to undercut Bordeaux's supremacy. It also delves into the mysteries of the legendary classification of 1855: how it became the bible of Bordeaux, and how it was at last successfully challenged.
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Doug Frost

On Wine : A Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Tells All

One of three people in the world holding both the titles of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, Doug Frost here gives a straightforward approach to Wine. It is both a perfect introduction for novices and a resource for more experienced oenophiles.
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Herbst, Sharon Tyler

Ultimate Liquor-Free Drink Guide : More than 325 Drinks with No Buzz, but Plenty of Pizzazz!

From the author of Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide comes this all-encompassing guide to every kind of non-alcoholic drink.
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Ben Howkins

Rich, Rare, and Red : A Guide to Port, New Edition

Revised and updated third edition of the established standard book on Port. Long the Port guide for The International Wine and Food Society and required reading for the Wine Education Trust diplomas. As the world demand and prices for Port continue to climb, as new Quintas and shippers emerge, updated information from an established authority becomes indispensable. The fascinating history of the region and the trade along with detailed descriptions of the viticulture and winemaking techniques are covered.
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Andre Immer

Great Tastes Made Simple: Extraordinary Food and Wine pairings for Every Palate

The author of Great Wine Made Simple takes the mystery out of pairing food with wine and makes it easy to choose the best wines to accompany everything from barbecue to rack of lamb. Hundreds of wine and food pairing suggestions are highlighted by superb wine-friendly recipes.
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Michael Jackson

Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, Fifth Edition: A Connoisseur's Guide to the Single Malt Whiskies of Scotland

Here is the classic reference work on the subject. This book, with more than 180,000 copies sold, was the first book to give single malt scotch the systematic, in-depth treatment previously reserved for wine. In this revised edition, world-renowned spirits writer Michael Jackson has written an extensive new introduction incorporating his recent visits to every Scottish distillery.
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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Beer Companion: Second Edition Revised and Updated

From the critically acclaimed Beer Hunter, comes this award-winning classic, with entirely updated information on two new beer styles (Leipzig Gose and Helles), American ales, Lambics and fruit beers, wheat beers, international ales, porters and stouts, lagers and specialty brews. Also features a recipe section highlighting foods that complement beer.
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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Bar & Cocktail Companion :  The Connoisseur's Handbook

World-renowned authority Michael Jackson provides quintessential recipes for more than 250 cocktails. This essential barside manual comes complete with an A-Z reference to the world's greatest drinks and complete descriptions of bartending equipment and their uses. Whether you'd like to test your courage with an Earthquake or mix a superb Martini, the perfect drink is never far away with this connoiseur's guide at hand.
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Andrew Jefford

The New France : A Complete Guide to Contemporary French Wine

This groundbreaking book not only covers all of France's fourteen wine regions, but also includes full-color maps for each one, with unrivaled cartographic detail. Andrew Jefford has traveled extensively in each of France's fourteen wine regions to enable him to write the most exhaustive and authoritative book on French wine to date.
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Daniel Johnnes

Top 200 Wines

You don't have to be a wine expert to get a good deal on a great bottle. Without using stuffy, technical terms, award-winning wine director and importer Daniel Johnnes lays out all the basics you need to find today's best wine values.
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Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss

Exploring Wine, Second Edition : Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World

Culinary Institute of America's guide for both professionals and the public thoroughly covers wine making and tasting; wines of the new and old worlds; wine, food and health; and service, storing and purchasing.
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Matt Kramer

Making Sense of Wine : Revised and Updated

This new edition of Matt Kramer's classic guide to wine features a new preface and an all-new chapter that covers changes and advances in winemaking since its first publication in 1989. The superbly written text explains everything an oenophile needs to know, including the creation and naming of wines, wine cellars, presentation and glassware, pairing wine with food, and much more.
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Corby Kummer

Joy of Coffee, Revised and Updated: The Essential Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying
In this eminently readable book, Corby Kummer travels the country and the world to give readers all the latest information they need to make a great cup of coffee at home. The Joy of Coffee sorts through the confusing array of beans on the market and identifies the best. It gives clear, practical information on which coffee grinders to buy and how to choose a coffee brewer or espresso machine.
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Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu Wine Essentials

From one of the world's leading cooking schools, expert advice and professional secrets to buying, storing, serving and drinking wine for the everyday wine lover. The book also includes a behind-the-scenes look at winemaking, building a well-balanced wine collection, and practical advice on investing wine.
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Limon, Enrique F. Martinez

Tequila : The Spirit of Mexico,
Revised and Expanded Edition

In this delightfully visual book, author Enrique Martnez Limn takes the reader on a fascinating anecdotal journey through the history of tequila, providing complete information about how it is produced and descriptions of its legends, heroes, songs, and artistic manifestations. In addition, there are recipes for tequila-based cocktails and for dishes using tequila, as well as professional ratings of more than a hundred brands.
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Alan and Iris MacFarlane

Empire of Tea : The Remarkable History of the Plant that Took Over the World

From the fourth century B.C. in China, where it was used as an aid in Buddhist meditation, to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when its destruction became a rousing symbol of the American Revolution, to its present-day role as the single most consumed beverage on the planet, The Empire of Tea explores the effects of the humble Camelia plant--both tragic and liberating--in the history of civilization.

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Charles MacLean

Scotch Whisky : A Liquid History

This is the definitive history of whisky, written by Scotland’s leading writer on the subject and Editor at Large of Whisky magazine. Superb illustrations and entertaining anecdotes bring to life storied names such as John Walker and Sons, Glenlivet, Macallan, and many others.

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Karen MacNeil

The Wine Bible

This books is a lively course from an expert teacher, grounded deeply in the fundamentals and enriched with passionate opinions, asides, tips, anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, illustrations, maps, charts and wine labels—everything, in fact but the actual bottle of wine itself. Beginning with the basics of mastering wine—how to taste with focus and build a wine-tasting memory, understanding the subtle interplay of variety, vineyard and vintner and demystifying the issue of vintages—it covers the essentials.

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Richard Mayson ; Forword by Johnson, Hugh

Portugal's Wines and Winemakers : Port, Madeira & Regional Wines

A comprehensive guide to all of the wines and regions of Portugal with emphasis on new premium table wine producers. Exciting new information on little known grape varieties with good insights into the people, the traditions and trade practices. Chapters devoted to Portugal’s fortified wines, the great wines of Madeira, Moscatel de Setubal and of course Port
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Jay McInerney

Bacchus & Me : Adventures in the Wine Cellar

Jay McInerney's wine column for Conde Nast House & Garden is widely read for his acerbic wit, irreverent tone, and bountiful hilarious anecdotes. He writes with flair and brutal honesty as he discusses the grapes, vintages, regions, myths, and personalities that inhabit the wine world. He peppers his down-to-earth advice with vivid description and hilarious asides.
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Anita Naughton; recipes and intro by Nicola Perry

Tea & Sympathy: The Life of an English Tea Shop in New York

In 1990 Nicola Perry, former tea lady at the London Stock Exchange, started living her dream. She found a storefront and opened Tea & Sympathy, an authentic amalgamation of English tea shop, mum's kitchen, and working man's cafe right in the heart of New York. Anita Naughton was one of her first waitresses, and from day one she kept an anecdotal record of the place, encapsulating the charm, flavor, and enigmatic patrons that are the atmosphere of the restaurant. Together they have created a colorful biography spanning the first decade of this landmark eatery. Complete with 60 recipes and photos of food and popular visitors, this is a quintessential taste of England ready to take home.
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Garrett Oliver

Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food

Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, leads readers through the amazing range of flavors displayed by the dozens of distinct styles of beer from around the world. Most importantly, he shows how beer, which is far more versatile than wine, intensifies flavors when it is appropriately paired with foods, to create dining experiences most people have never imagined.
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Charles O'Rear

Napa Valley: The Land, the Wine, the People
From the people who grow the grapes and create the wines to the variety of winery architecture and unrivaled vistas that distinguish the land, Napa Valley offers a personal and stunning look at the places, people, and events that have shaped this now-famous region. Without a doubt, O’Rear’s collection is the most original and comprehensive treasury ever assembled on Napa Valley.
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Robert Parker

Bordeaux, Fourth Edition : A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines

Internationally bestselling author Robert Parker, the world's foremost authority on wine, returns with the avidly awaited fourth edition of his landmark book on the wines of Bordeaux.
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Mark Pendergrast

Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed the World

The first comprehensive and social history of coffee, which describes how coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. Pendergrast's scrupulously researched and lively anecdotal history provides a window thorough which to view broader themes of modern-day media and marketing, the rise of mass production, colonialism, women's issues and international commodity schemes.
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Sara Perry

New Complete Coffee Book, Revised : A Gourmet Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Cooking; Revised and Updated

Now with a fresh new cover, the New Complete Coffee Book is filled to the brim on the world's favorite beverage. Covering the latest in the coffee craze, it includes dozens of recipes for every coffee drink imaginable, from the sternly efficient Espresso (the rocket fuel of coffees) to the indulgent Cappuccino Borgia Milkshake.
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Sara perry

New Tea Book : A Guide to Black, Green, Herbal and Chai Teas

Tea is hot and getting hotter. In this cookbook, no leaf is left unturned. Discover the wide variety of teas that are available and their myriad health benefits, as well as over 50 recipes for cooking with tea: beverages, savories, and delectable sweets.
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Carlo Petrini

Wine Atlas of the Langhe : The Great Barolo and Barbaresco Vineyards

This volume is a beautiful and highly informative book, produced by the international Slow Food movement, headquartered in Piedmont. For over ten years Slow Food researched the vineyards, the wines, and the history of this fascinating part of the world, including the men and women who have made the vines of the Langhe famous. The book explores the unique features of topography, soils, and climate that have enabled Baraolo and Babaresco to become recognized as two of the world's most exclusive and highly prized wines.
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Jane Pettigrew

Tea Companion : A Connoisseur's Guide

This comprehensive, authoritative guide to understanding, purchasing, and serving the world's finest teas is beautifully illustrated with color photographs of a variety of tea leaves and herbs, as well as their countries of origin. Learn how to store tea so its aromas last, brew it properly to fullest enjoyment, and appreciate the many nuances of flavor to be found in this extraordinary drink.
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Rod Phillips

Short History of Wine

New in paper! Entertaining and accessible, this guide illuminates the meaning of wine through the ages?which like gold, has consistently generated passions that verge on mania.
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Gary Regan

Joy of Mixology : The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft

The Joy of Mixology brings a new understanding to the world of cocktails and how to make them. Expert author Gary Regan's unprecedented innovation is the fresh look he takes at various "families" of drinks.
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Jancis Robinson

How to Taste : A Guide to Enjoying Wine

This volume serves up absolutely everything you need to know about the grapes and wines themselves: theory sections offer invaluable information, and accessible sipping exercises featuring affordable wines let you put your newfound knowledge to work. An ideal primer for budding wine lovers.
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Jancis Robinson

Tasting Pleasure: Confessions of a Wine Lover

Writing with Julia Child's authority, Elizabeth David's intelligence, and M.F.K. Fisher's verve, Jancis Robinson share her lifelong romance with wine and its attendant pleasures--gastronomic, scenic, cultural, and social.
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Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson's Wine Course

One of the world's most respected wine writers provides an introduction to the enjoyment of wine and an overview of the wines of the world in this companion volume to the acclaimed television series. Full of infectious enthusiam and lots of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew. 300 full-color illustrations.
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Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson's Wine Course, Second Edition

Designed to ensure that you get the most out of every glass, the Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, suggests what to serve at home, and reveals how to order the best-value bottles in a restaurant. Full of infectious enthusiasm and lost of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.
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Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes

A superb guide to wine grapes, by one of the world's leading authorities, this volume covers over 850 grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, to Trebbiana, Muller-Thurgau, and Rkatsiteli. It doubles as an informative buuying guide, telling readers everything they need to know to make an informed decision to buy or pass.
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Donna Pliner Rodnitzky

Slim Smoothies: Over 130 Healthy and Energizing Recipes Without All the calories

Energizing, delicious, and low-cal frozen delights for smoothie devotees who are watching their calorie intake--and anyone looking for a super-healthful, delicious treat.
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A.L. Sadler

Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony

First published in 1933, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony. Illustrated with traditional drawings of furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture, garden design, floor and ground plans, and beautiful black and white photographs of famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens, this volume will enlighten the reader to the intimate aspects of ancient Japanese history, philosophy, and culture.
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Tom Stevenson

Revised, New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Wines of the World !

Revised and Updated. One of the most authoritative and fully updated references to the wines of the world, the New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is a must for connoisseur and novice alike.
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Tom Stevenson

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Guide : 4th Edition

The pocket edition of Tom Stevenson’s guide to champagne has the basics of how sparkling wine is made, how to store and serve sparkling wines and a helpful list of styles, basic divisions of sweetness, vintage and non-vintage, grape varieties, color and degree of mousse
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Charles Sullivan

Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and its Wine

In this lively book, Sullivan dispels the false legend that has obscured Zinfandel's history for almost a century, reveals the latest scientific findings about the grape's European roots, shares his thoughts on the quality of the wines now being produced, and looks to the future of this remarkable grape.
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Monty Waldin

Wines of South America

An exploration of the culture, winemaking traditions, regions, laws, wines and producers of all the countries that make up South America. Listings of the top producers also cross-reference the wine estates, wines and brand names. Fifteen detailed maps reveal the aspect and location of top producers, while fact boxes give useful information about climate, soil and grapes.
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Kevin Zraly

2005 Windows on the World Complete Wine Course : A Lively Guide

Kevin Zraly's incomparable course--"One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever written," wrote Frank Prial in The New York Times--is still America's top-selling guide to wine. In his inimitable, irreverent style, Zraly answers all your questions; offers the most up-to-date recommendations; takes you on a country-by-country, region-by-region ratings tour of the latest vintages; and starts you on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur.
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