A Wine Miscellany

A Jaunt Through the Whimsical World of Wine

By Graham Harding
(Clarkson Potter, Hardcover, 9780307346353, 176pp.)

Publication Date: November 7, 2006

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Description

Whether seeking a Château Pétrus, a Château d’Yquem, or just a decent bottle of the local vin de pays, anyone intrigued or enchanted by wine and its varied delights will find A Wine Miscellany the perfect accompaniment. Refreshingly light on the palate, it’s neither pompous nor patronizing but something else altogether–a fascinating and joyful jaunt through the world of vineyards, vinification, and glorious vintages.

Arranged and compiled as a true miscellany should be, with a deft sprinkling of facts and comments, observations and insights, A Wine Miscellany is that rarest of books–a perfect gift for the wine connoisseur and, for the newcomer to wine, an entertaining and informative introduction to the charm and marvel of all things vino.

Almost every aspect of the history, culture, business, and lore of wine makes a showing within these pages, as do some great stories never before encountered in the usual wine books. So, whether your passion is Claret, Burgundy, or Champagne, Old World or New, and whether you’re intrigued by the famous Mouton-Rothschild labels designed by leading artists or curious about the wines favored by (among others) Lord Byron, Shakespeare’s Falstaff, or the influential wine writer Robert Parker, A Wine Miscellany is this season’s finest vintage, and a pleasure to be savored for years to come.




About the Author

An enthusiast for the good things in life (especially wine), GRAHAM HARDING is a Cambridge history graduate, chairman of the Oxford Wine Club, director of a specialist wine importer, and joint founder of the Oxford Wine Forum, and holds the diploma of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

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