Wine Edited By Andre Domine – A Review
The day this book arrived, I started going through it, reading some chapters and sections that immediately grabbed my attention while gazing at the beautiful photographs. I wondered how one person, Andrew Domine, could have ever written such a volume! 926 pages thick, and covering such an enormous amount of information, it wasn’t until I started at the very beginning and realized that this volume that every wine lover should own has 17 authors that have contributed to it. Surprisingly, only two photographers. That surprised me because of the number and quality of the photographs and illustrations in this book.
This book covers something about everything and in some cases with a lot of interesting detail, if it has to do with wine. The history of wine, it’s uses in ancient times, to cultivation of grapes, to discussions about the major wine regions of the world. On top of that, interesting facts about the correct glassware for different styles and varieties of wine, how wine should be tasted, smelled and observed.
I am enjoying everything about this book. The descriptions of the major grape varieties, the many grape growing regions throughout the world, and the maps of all the areas. The authors and editor have included just about everything – even a section on cork screws with photos, and instructions on the correct way to uncork a bottle.
There is really nothing left out. To write a review of this book in a few hundred words simply does not do it justice. What you have is an Encyclopaedia of everything to do with wine. Perhaps for the home winemaker, there isn’t anything to be found about making country wine, but if you want to know your grapes, your varieties, their history, and know what makes grape wine, well, grape wine, at $32.00 this book is a bargain. It will certainly take you more than a few days to read it, but it will bring you pleasure and knowledge for years to come.
If you think you know wine, you’ll want to get Wine.
Edited by Andre Domine.