Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that’s all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly).
Like a lively course from a pro teacher, The Wine Bible grounds your reader deeply within the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (innovative for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; just for this second edition she gets tasted in excess of 10,000 wines and visited a multitude of wine regions worldwide. New to the publication are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it each of the reader becomes too many informed—and, due to author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”