The Wine Explorer
'A perfect holiday read. Even if the only holiday we’re having this year is on the sun lounger in the garden!' Laura Hadland, The Extreme Housewife
Do you want to know the difference between a Gamay and a Malbec, and what pairs best with a roast lamb or seafood pasta?
Do you want to impress your friends with a little-known and affordable gem from the Mendoza region?
Then this book, by an expert whose family has been in the wine trade since 1879, is for you.
Graham Mitchell takes a look behind the label to uncork the mysteries of wine, taking the reader on a tour of vineyards from France, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. On this journey of discovery, he explains the varieties and differences of the wines produced, examining the historical and geological factors, and introduces the people who run the vineyards – some of whom are larger-than-life characters.
A very personal account of the adventures that befell a wine merchant in pursuit of the finest wines and extraordinary stories from vineyards off the beaten track, this unique book is an intoxicating blend of humour, experience, anecdote and authority.