Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2014

the unique and most sensible, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine ebook is the final word compact advisor. Now in its thirty seventh variation, it's the UK's #1 wine ebook for wine-lovers and execs. it's the key reference for fanatics, traders and creditors and this year's version boasts up to date information on greater than 6,000 wines, growers and areas, plus important classic details from specialists round the world.

a brand new colour complement makes a speciality of the wines of Burgundy, whereas the 'If you love this, do this' part bargains the reader replacement wines to attempt in keeping with these they already drink. greater than two hundred of Johnson's favorites for 2014 also are included.

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Syrah (Shiraz) the good Rhône pink grape: tannic, red and peppery wine that matures beautifully. vital as Shiraz in Australia, more and more gd lower than both identify in Chile and South Africa, tremendous in NZ (esp Hawke’s Bay). broadly grown. Tannat Raspberry-perfumed, hugely tannic strength at the back of Madiran, Tursan and different company reds from Southwest France. additionally rosé. Now the big name of Uruguay. Tempranillo (Aragonez, Cecibel, Tinto Fino, Tinta del País, Tinta Roríz, Ull de Llebre) fragrant, advantageous Rioja grape, referred to as Ull de Llebre in Catalonia, Cencibel in l. a. Mancha, Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero, Tinta Roríz in Douro, Tinta del País in Castile, Aragonez in southern Portugal. Now Australia, too. V. trendy; dependent in cool climates, beefy in hot. Early ripening, lengthy maturing. Teran shut cousin of REFOSCO, comparable darkish color, excessive acidity, appetizing, esp on limestone (karst). Slovenia and thereabouts. Teroldego Rotaliano Italian: Trentino’s most sensible indigenous type makes critical, full-flavoured wine, esp at the flat Campo Rotaliano. Tinta Amarela See TRINCADEIRA. Tinta del País See TEMPRANILLO. Tinta Negra till lately known as Tinta Negra Mole. simply Madeira’s such a lot planted grape and the mainstay of more cost-effective Madeira. Now getting into its personal in Colheita wines (See Port, Sherry & Madeira). Tinta Roríz See TEMPRANILLO. Tinto Fino See TEMPRANILLO. Touriga Nacional best Port grape within the Douro Valley, now typical for floral, trendy desk wines. obvious as Portugal’s top pink. Australian Touriga could be this or one of many others; California’s Touriga is mostly Touriga Franca. Trincadeira (Tinta Amarela) Portugal; v. gd, highly spiced Alentejo. Tinta Amarela in Douro. Trollinger (Schiava, Vernatsch) renowned light crimson in Germany’s Württemberg; exact with Tyrolean Vernatsch and Schiava. In Italy, snappy and brisk. Vernatsch See TROLLINGER. Xinomavro Greece’s solution to NEBBIOLO. “Sharp-black”; the root for Naoussa, Rapsani, Goumenissa, Amindeo. a few rosé, nonetheless or gleaming. top notch can age for many years. Being attempted in China. Zinfandel [Zin] Fruity, adaptable grape of California with blackberry-like, and infrequently steel, flavour. will be dependent and gloriously lush, getting old for many years, but additionally makes “blush” crimson, often candy, jammy. Genetically kind of like southern Italian PRIMITIVO and Croatia’s Crljenak, that is nearly extinct. Zweigelt (Blauer Zweigelt) BLAUFRÄNKISCH x ST-LAURENT, it really is renowned in Austria for fragrant, darkish, supple, velvety wines. additionally present in Hungary and Germany. Grapes for white wine Airén Bland workhorse of l. a. Mancha, Spain: clean if made good. Albariño (Alvarinho) trendy and costly in Spain: apricot-scented, gd acidity. top in Rías Baixas; shaping up in other places, yet no longer all reside as much as hype. Alvarinho in Portugal simply as gd: fragrant Vinho Verde, esp in Monção, Melgaço. Aligoté Burgundy’s second-rank white grape. Sharp wine for younger consuming, ideal for blending with cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) to make Kir. commonly planted in East Europe, esp Russia. Alvarinho ALBARIÑO in Portugal.

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