This book is a wine atlas, reference work, and guide to all of the winegrowing regions in the entire world. Following a classic organization, readers are first introduced to the topics of the history of wine, wine production, wine cellars, and the enjoyment of wine. From the yearly cycle of the vines to modern cellar techniques, the experience begins with the creation of the wine. The reader is then invited on a journey through all the winegrowing countries and regions of the world, with expert authors introducing each area, including Canada, Japan, and China. 150 highly detailed maps that provide specific information about the regions elucidate the depictions. Naturally, Wine is also a reliable guide to buying wines. It includes numerous producer tips that convey sophisticated, highly useful recommendations. Newcomers to the passion of wine, in particular, will find invaluable aid in deciphering the enormous worldwide wine offerings.
Andre Domine launches his expeditions from his home base in southern France and sniffs and sips his way through the vineyards and cellars of France, Spain, the USA, South Africa, and other interesting winegrowing countries. His contributions to the most popular wine and food magazines testify to his enthusiasm for every aspect of the wine experience. Armin Faber has been taking pictures of anything and everything having to do with wine and good food for more than 20 years. He has worked closely with the studio photographer Thomas Pothmann in Dusseldorf for 10 years, where wine and food are also commonly "on the menu".