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An inspirational guide designed with the globe-trotting wine lover in mind--vineyards to visit, seasons to go, vintages and organics to drink, and how to get the most out of each wine region.
The adventures featured in this atmospherically illustrated book will fuel the wine lover's imagination with an almost endless array of vineyard visits, must-see sights, and must-do events--harvest festivals, vineyard picnics, wine-region weekends, tasting tours, wine- focused restaurants.
Designed to highlight the world's most rewarding wine destinations, this guide spans the spectrum from traditional (a wine luncheon in Bordeaux or touring Portugal's port lodges) to fun and quirky. Some ideas are active--a cycling tour of the Champagne region or grape stomping in the Italian countryside--while others are more urban, such as a tour of Vienna's summer wine gardens or Rome's iconic enotecas. Sidebar panels throughout detail what makes each region special and include lists of the top five local wines to seek out.
There is something here for all palates and all levels of expertise--from regular contributors to #WineWednesdays to the budding oenophile just starting out.
About the Author
Simon J. Woolf is an award-winning wine and drinks writer and well-known commentator on natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. His writing appears regularly in Decanter, World of Fine Wine, and many other publications. He is editor of The Morning Claret and recently won a Louis Roederer International Wine Writer Award. He is currently based in Amsterdam.
"Holiday gift guide : Umm, hello! Yes, I know the dreaded ‘Rona put the kibosh on my and many folks travel plans. I canceled a surprise fall Paris trip for my mom’s birthday and put the brakes on a planned Oregon wine trip. But we can still dream – and start planning! This book covers an amazing 1,000 wine adventures from regions around the world. It covers everything from winery and vineyard tours to where to stay and eat to where to shop. It also gives you some cultural and historical context as well which is a nice touch." — THE CORKSCREW CONCIERGE
"Still upset that your wine tasting tour through Tuscany was cancelled? This book gives you the chance to add a few new places to that trip (and many more ideas) for when the time is right." —THE WINE CHEF