Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2003
By Oz Clarke
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151008766, 320pp.)
Publication Date: November 2002
The latest edition of this indispensable guide, Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2003 has been thoroughly updated and offers Clarke's always-anticipated lists such as "World Class Wines that Don't Cost the Earth" and "The 10 Best-Kept Secrets."
Perhaps the most notable achievement of any annual guide is that it changes, and Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide is especially remarkable for this. For the 2003 guide, the wines, wineries, producers, and others have been meticulously reexamined and reconsidered. In addition, of course, the guide is notable for its ease of use. Unlike other comprehensive guides, every wine, grape, winery, producer, and region is accessible by name rather than by location.
As fresh as the last harvest, as handy as the yellow pages, Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2003 retains its position as simply the best comprehensive pocket guide to wine in the world.
Oz Clarke, one of the world's leading wine experts, is a featured advisor to winetoday.com, the New York Times wine Web site, and he has won all the major wine writing awards. He lives in West London. Margaret Rand is an award-winning wine writer and a former editor of Wine magazine, Wine & Spirit International and Whisky magazine. She contributes to a wide range of wine publications and Internet sites and has been general editor, then wine editor of Oz Clarke's Wine Buying Guide for the last 11 editions. Margaret has also worked as an editor on several other Oz Clarke titles.