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5.0 étoiles sur 5Way More User Friendly......5 décembre 2004
Par Less Oake - Publié sur Amazon.com
Than the "Big Bruiser," coffee-table version....and much more functional wine education tool because, in my view, while slightly less info-packed, the smaller, more handy format makes it more likely that you'll pick it up more frequently to "graze" the treasure trove of facts contained therein.
Also: the CWC's alphabetical, encyclopedic layout makes it easy to cross-index & reference.
Truly a "must have" for any serious wine afficianado!
5.0 étoiles sur 5Very good wine book13 novembre 2013
Par Michael Sassenoff - Publié sur Amazon.com
A real easy to use wine guide from someone who has spent their life learning and instructing about wine. Very useful!
5.0 étoiles sur 5For a concise wine reference, this has a lot of stuffing!4 mars 2013
Par Christopher Barrett - Publié sur Amazon.com
It's not as thorough as the full size Oxford Wine Companion of course. But lugging the 800+ page Oxford is a workout. This small, handy little mini reference has pretty much most wine topics covered. It doesn't have the extra descriptions, history, drawings, or photos that the larger book contains, but there are brief entries about most things wine. As long as they aren't too uncommon.
For example, if you want to glance at a brief description of anthocyanin, it's here. TCA? Check. But if you want the production figures for grenache gris in California? Not happening. Also many of the specific wineries aren't listed. So a particular winery that might appear in the Oxford due to a historical significance probably won't pop up here.
The brief descriptions for the terms and such are very nice, and it's a handy book to have along just to check into if need be. If you are studying at home for a wine exam, the Oxford is much better. But if you have a few minutes down time at your retail wine shop or your restaurant this could be a handy little book to peruse a few choice topics. Also great if you have someone with a question and you want to reference something. Or if a vendor brings in some info and you want to check into something further.
I actually used this book to show a restaurant customer what tartrate crystals were since he was trying to return a nearly finished bottle of high end California chardonnay saying there was something in it and it 'tasted bad'. So I had to show the description for our tiny little, glass shard appearing, tasteless, odorless crystals of tartaric acid. Saved our restaurant $80.
5.0 étoiles sur 5I found her again!12 juin 2010
Par J. Garcia - Publié sur Amazon.com
I lost my copy that a friend had given me and was delighted that I could find a copy available from a second party. This book is needed for anyone who enjoys wine. I just wish Jancis would make this into an App for my iPhone. Now that would be truly amazing!