43 Wine Regions
The average wine drinker would waste money to purchase 43 Wine Regions; even more serious wine aficionados (or oenophiles) would gain little to have it on their reference shelf. Michael Biddick is a traveling sommelier who crisscrossed the world to find the consistently best wine regions he would recommend for the wine drinkers. In his first selection, he has chosen one-hundred-ninety-seven regions from thirty countries and used statistical analyses and algorithms to end with the forty-three most outstanding regions using three tiers: great, average, and inconsistent. He outlines his research in the introduction and gives the reader an infographic key that can be used for each region. This is not a user-friendly key, and the reader needs to study it before it can be applied to the selected regions. The key is divided into five quality categories: outstanding, excellent, very good, good, and challenging. Under each category, the reader will find the year of production. For each region, Biddick encloses a photo. But the major omission is a lack of maps; e.g., the readers would like to orient themselves to where the seven regions in France are located without getting online. For whom this extensive research was conducted is uncertain: perhaps professionals?
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||144 pages|
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|Category||Cooking, Food & Wine|