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Book - A Taste of the World of Wine
Book - A Taste of the World of Wine

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Winner of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) 2010 Award for the best book in the “Discovering and Presenting Wines” category.

This book is a comprehensive and practical guide that takes the reader on a journey through the history of wine, viticulture and winemaking practices, how to taste wine and the characteristics of the major wine styles of the world.

The concise, easy to follow, educational approach makes it an ideal book for anyone who is interested in wine. The book contains 212 pages of informative text, maps, wine style guides, tasting clues and over 300 photographs to illustrate the diversity and richness of the world of wine. Educational in format it has been written for students and the general wine consumer who wants to know a little more. It is suitable as a foundation text and a useful reference for all students of wine. It can be used in wine courses, hospitality courses, and for training retail, marketing and cellar door sales personnel or just to enjoy the read.

The four co-authors of this book represent a wealth of wine experience and are well known in their particular fields. Patrick Iland and Peter Dry are longstanding and distinguished career academics at The University of Adelaide and respected educators. They bring a broad knowledge of grapes and wine and educational background to the topics of the book. Peter Gago, a renowned and influential Australian winemaker, and Andrew Caillard, a leading specialist wine auctioneer, wine writer and educator, have in-depth knowledge and extensive tasting experience of international wines, providing them with excellent credentials for co-authoring this text.

Contents include:

  • The story of wine
  • Vines and grapes
  • Tasting wine
  • Sparkling wines
  • Dry white wines
  • Sweet wines
  • Dry red wines
  • Fortified wines
  • Wine with food


Full bibliographic data for A Taste of the World of Wine

Title A Taste of the World of Wine
Authors and contributors By Patrick Iland, Peter Gago, Andrew Caillard, Peter R. Dry
Physical properties Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 208
Width: 215 mm
Height: 292 mm
Audience General / Trade / Students in Wine and Hospitality Courses / Wine Enthusiasts
Language English
ISBN ISBN 13: 9780958160537
ISBN 10: 0958160537
Illustrations note 300 colour photos/graphs
Publisher Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd
Imprint name Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd
Publication date March 2009
Publication City/Country Adelaide/AU