Author: Rajat Parr & Jordan Mackay
About the book:
The first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste. This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine.
In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share everything they’ve learned in their decades of tasting wine. The result is the most in-depth study of the world’s greatest wine regions ever published. There are books that describe the geography of wine regions. And there are books that describe the way basic wines and grapes should taste. But there are no books that describe the intricacies of the way wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste. Now, for the first time ever, you can learn about the differences between wines from the 7 grand crus and 40 premier crus of Chablis, or the terroirs in Barolo, Champagne, and Bordeaux. Paying attention to styles, winemakers, soils, and the most cutting-edge of trends, this book explains how to understand the wines of the world not in the classical way, but in the modern way–appellation by appellation, soil by soil, technique by technique–making it an essential reference and instant classic.
About the author:
Rajat Parr is the wine director of the Mina Group, developing and managing the wine programs at its 17 restaurants, which include properties in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami, Scottsdale, and Atlantic City. His list for Michael Mina, the flagship restaurant, has won multiple Wine Spectator Grand Awards. A native of Calcutta, India, Parr resides in San Francisco.
Jordan Mackay is the wine and spirits editor of 7×7 magazine and the author of Passion for Pinot. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and has written for Food & Wine, Gourmet, Decanter, and Wine and Spirits.