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. Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide - 5th Edition
Robert M. Parker Jr.

0684841843
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Format: Hardcover, 1703pp.
ISBN: 0684841843
Publisher: Fireside
Pub. Date: December 1999

Dimensions (in inches): 2.61 x 9.58 x 6.53
Item No: 0684841843

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this fifth edition of the Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide has been eagerly awaited by seasoned collectors and occasional drinkers alike. No one wants to waste his or her precious dollars on an unenjoyable bottle, and with Parker's advice in hand, no one ever will.

Employing his famous 100-point rating system and copious tasting notes, Parker evaluates more than 8,000 wines of recent vintage from all the major wine-producing regions in the world. More than 3,000 specific growers and producers from the world's leading viticultural areas are evaluated separately, and Parker's independence from the trade allows him to be completely honest in his opinions.

This latest edition has been revised, updated, and expanded to offer increased coverage of Australia, the Burgundy region of France, California, and the Pacific Northwest. While continuing to provide the most extensive and authoritative reviews in the world of the wines of all regions covered previously, Parker has also added coverage of Austria for the first time ever.

In addition to the valuable ratings information, Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes all the information today's consumer needs in order to select the perfect bottle, store it, spot a badly stored and abused bottle, and find the best wine values. Quite simply, Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide is the indispensable resource on wine from America's most knowledgeable and influential authority on the subject.

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About the Author
Robert M. Parker, Jr., has been the author and publisher of The Wine Advocate for twenty-four years. He is also the author of the following internationally bestselling as well as award-winning books: Burgundy, Bordeaux, The Wines of the Rhône Valley, and Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide. He is the first wine writer (and one of only a few foreigners) to receive both of France's highest honors, knighthoods in the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honor. He lives in Maryland.

 

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Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Use This Guide
Organization
Viticultural Areas Covered
Rating the Producers and Growers
Vintage Summaries
Tasting Notes and Ratings
Quoted Prices
Wine Price Guide
The Role of a Wine Critic
About Wine
How to Buy Wine
How to Store Wine
The Question of How Much Aging
How to Serve Wine
Food and Wine Matchups
What's Been Added to Your Wine?
Organic Wines
The Dark Side of Wine
The Growing International Standardization of Wine Styles
Destroying the Joy of Wine by Excessive Acidification, Overzealous Fining, and
Abrasive Filtration
The Inflated Wine Pricing of Restaurants
Collectors versus Consumers
Unspeakable Practices
Wine Producers' Greed
Wine Writers' Ethics and Competence
What Constitutes a Great Wine?
THE WINES OF WESTERN EUROPE
France
Alsace
Bordeaux
Burgundy and Beaujolais
Champagne
The Loire Valley
Languedoc-Roussillon
Provence
The Rhone Valley
Bergerac and the Southwest
Italy
Piedmont
Tuscany
Germany and Austria
Spain and Portugal
THE WINES OF NORTH AMERICA
California
Oregon
Washington State
THE BEST OF THE REST
Australia and New Zealand
Argentina and Chile
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