4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2010
THis book is an absolute gold mine of knowledge about vinification, vitification and the art and science of wine wisdom. This book was recommended by my professor at Algonquin College as the key textbook for our sommelier program. I have been reading it every day for a month and the wisdom goes deeper and deeper every day. I strongly recommend it fr anyone interested in going deeper into wine appreciation.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2009
Fantastic Index defining every wine term, type, region, and history you can dream of. All definitions are in fine and concise detail - Oxford style (ie. the best way). Every wine drinker should have one of these. The only thing I wished they had more of in this book was more pictures of regions and wines, but hey you can't expect to have it all, plus it is a dictionary after all.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2012
Has Oxford ever published a dictionary that is anything other than great? No. Don't hesistate, it is wonderful. I'm studying wine and it is not my primary book however it does clear up any confusion I might incure between lectures and other books.