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.
About the Author
TOM STEVENSON has been writing about wine for more than 40 years. He has won 33 literary awards, including Wine Writer of the Year three times, the Wine Literary Award, and America’s only lifetime achievement award for wine writers. In 1998, he was the first person to publish a 17th century document proving that the English invented sparkling Champagne six years before Dom Pérignon set foot in Hautvillers. In 2011 he was inducted into the New York Wine Media Guild’s Hall of Fame. He has written 28 books, which have been translated into more than 25 languages. Additionally, he was a founder and contributing editor of Wine Report. His Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia has sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide. He lives in the United Kingdom. Twitter: @mrtomfizz. ORSI SZENTKIRALYI is a Hungarian-born wine professional based in London. She is a doctor of law, specializing in the protected origins of wine. Her vinous career started in hospitality, where she worked as a sommelier in top establishments around the world before moving to luxury wine retail and eventually starting her own consulting company, Liquid Talent. She is a judge and ambassador at the International Wine Challenge, is in charge of tasting quality control at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships, and is the head of tasting for the wine app Wotwine. Szentkiralyi is currently a candidate for both the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier exams. She lives in London. Twitter & Instagram: @szkorsi.