Revised and updated for 2008, the Oz Clarke Wine Atlas takes the reader on a 'grand tour' of the great wine regions of the world.
Fundamental to the understanding of wine is a sense of place. Knowing which country, which region, which hillside and which vineyard a wine comes from adds enormously to the pleasure of drinking it. With more than 75 spectacular, hand-painted panoramic maps accompanied by Oz's lively and opinionated prose, this highly acclaimed Atlas illustrates and explains the vital connections between the land and the wine.
Oz Clarke is one of the world's leading wine experts, known for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm for life in general and wine in particular. He is the author of many award-winning books on wine, including most recently, Wine A-Z, The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, Pocket Wine A to Z (now in its 23rd edition), Grapes & Wines: A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours (co-authored with Margaret Rand), Bordeaux: The Wines, The Vineyards, The Winemakers, the Wine Atlas and Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wine.