By Karen MacNeil. Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as. allowed The Wine Bible to be built. ABOVE ALL WAS Elizabeth Caravati, my assistant for the years during which I wrote the second edition. Elizabeth was there. The Wine Bible has ratings and 99 reviews. THE MOST COMPLETE WINE BOOK EVER. A must for anyone who loves wine, whether they are a pro or an.

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I’m not quite sure I will be purchasing the newer version since I don’t want over pages of repetition, but a must for anyone that is a wine enthusiast. The first fifty pages alone are worth the reasonable price of this useful and entertaing resource.

Refresh and try again. She traveled extensively, seemed to have enjoyed herself, while tasting some of the wkne wines in the world. Hard to evaluate without bias as this isn’t the first time I’ve seen the material but it seems relatively lowest-common-denominator, fairly full of fluff, and very California-centric.

Plus, matching wine with food – and mood. It is thorough, nerdy, literary, all without the snobbery that is often found in things wine related. Just finished and more to come on what I liked about this incredible effort by Karen MacNeil.

The complexities of Port revealed. How a vineyard profoundly affects a wine’s character.


Perhaps it is this: They were usually college-age and many of them had no experience with wine at home. It definitely taught me most of what I know about wine and it was written wonderfully.

Covers and describes the main winemaking regions of the world. I boble always agree with everything the author has to say, but it’s a great starting wie and a killer way to keep adding to your base. Great book – a bargain considering the amount of work over pages. Showing of reviews. This is on top of the fact that vitis vinifera may have actually originated along the fertile lands around the Black Sea almost years ago. Read more Read less. Feb 23, Camas rated it it was ok. That is how it took TEN years to write!

Customers who bought this item also bought. It is this passion that leads to describing an Italian riservas as “mesmerizing” and a Cabernet Sauvignon as having “texture like cashmere. Thorough, authoritative, and entertaining. A good reference book that introduces the major and minor wine-producing regions around the world.

Trivia About The Wine Bible. All wine growing regions are included with important producers you should know and maren varietals.

This is the best topically informative book I have ever read. Major wine regions Old World France – Burgundy: The romance and intrigue of Burgundy of sauvignon blanc and the surprising elegance of Spain’s top Riojas. To ask other readers questions about The Wine Bibleplease sign up. I think it might make a great gift for any wine-lover. May 21, Ken rated it it was amazing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Though it drinks deep of its subject, Karen MacNeil’s Wine Bible deftly avoids two traps many wine books fall into: Wine is diversity, and terroir is a real way to escape the monotony of daily life.


Just once, I’d like to see some wine writing that gives more thought to context.

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This book is amazing. Great sidebars about wine-food pairings and recommended labels round out the practical value of this well-established tome. The Essential Guide to Wine. Aug 14, Ben Labe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. I love wine because it is one of the last true things. What makes a wine great? Possibly a good introductory text for your average American but somewhat scattered in its presentation of material.

Can one actually read a nearly page tome on wine cover-to-cover. Excellent read for those taking the first steps into the world of wine. This notion is a sensitive one in times of changing fashions. Even when these latter are discussed, it is from the perspective of what they might mean for the future development of specific grapes or wine regions, thus rendering winw majority of the information in the book likely to remain current for a long time to come.

Aside from the aforementioned introductory chapters, this book should mostly serve as a reference, binle one of the important aspects of a given wine or region in order to apply context to whatever one is currently drinking.