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. Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide - 6th Edition
The Complete, Easy-To-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More Than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions

Robert M. Parker, Jr. with Pierre-Antoine Rovani

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Format: Paperback, 1969pp.
ISBN: 0743229320
Publisher: Fireside
Pub. Date: October 2002 (6th Edition)

Dimensions (in inches): 2.27 x 10.23 x 6.53
Item No: 0743229320

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From The Publisher: 
Thoroughly revised and updated, this sixth 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 of 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 Italy and Australia, while continuing to provide the most extensive and authoritative reviews in the world of the wines of all regions covered previously

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 Authors 
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.

Pierre-Antoine Rovani has worked with Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate since 1996, covering a multitude of regions. A dual citizen (United States and France), Pierre Rovani worked for the U.S. Congress and as a journalist, an entrepreneur, as well as a business consultant before dedicating his career to his love for wine. He is presently on a passionate, never-ending quest to experience all of life's greatest pleasures.


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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 Codes

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

In Vino Veritas?

Safety Guidelines


What Constitutes a Great Wine?

Making Sense of Terroir

Recommended Reading

The Wine World's Biggest Lies

A Tongue-in-Cheek Guide to Understanding the Language of the Wine-maker

Wine on the Internet


THE WINES OF WESTERN EUROPE


Chapter 1: France

Alsace

Bordeaux

Burgundy and Beaujolais

Champagne

The Loire Valley

The Languedoc-Roussillon

Provence

The Rhône Valley

Bergerac and the Southwest


Chapter 2: Italy

Piedmont

Tuscany

Other Significant Red Wines of Italy


Chapter 3: Germany and Austria

Chapter 4: Spain and Portugal


THE WINES OF NORTH AMERICA

Chapter 5: California

Chapter 6: Oregon

Chapter 7: Washington State

Chapter 8: The Mid-Atlantic States


THE BEST OF THE REST

Chapter 9: Australia and New Zealand

Chapter 10: Argentina and Chile

Chapter 11: South Africa

Index



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