British wine critic Hewitson offers a highly personal look at the wines of the world. The book is organized geographically by wine-growing regions; all major wine-producing countries are covered. Nearly half of the pages are devoted to France, while Germany, Spain, the U.S. (California), Italy, Australia and New Zealand share the rest. The discussions are enlivened by the author's delightful reminiscences, and his passion for wine is evident throughout. Although there is research underlying this passion, Hewitson dismisses too much of it as unworthy. The book may catch the fancy of the aspiring connoisseur or teach the wine veteran a new trick, but neither will be satisfied. There are striking color and black-and-white photographs. (April)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985 Release date: 01/01/1985 Genre: Nonfiction
During the Covid-19 crisis, Publishers Weekly is providing free digital access to our magazine, archive, and website. To receive the access to the latest issue delivered to your inbox free each week, enter your email below.