The Wines of Germany (Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library)

The Wines of Germany (Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library)

by StephenBrook (Author)


Records of German wine shipments date back to the early 13th century. The author addresses the strange and complex question of why German wines, as rich in history and renown as any in the world, are looked down upon by a large proportion of the wine-loving public. He details the top wines and producers and discovers how they will never lack for a market, but also how that only accentuates the gulf between the best and worst of Germany's wines. He also covers the great history of Germany's wines from the Emperor Charlemagne, who actively encouraged the planting of vines, to the medieval churches that acquired and expanded large wine estates, some of which survive to this day. The book also contains information about top vineyard sites, the range of grape varieties, lesser-known wine styles, controversial German wine laws and issues such as vineyard classification.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Published: 15 May 2003

ISBN 10: 1840007915
ISBN 13: 9781840007916

Author Bio
Stephen Brook is a leading writer on wine, gastronomy, and travel. His previous book in this series Wines of California won the Glenfiddich, Prix Lanson, and Veuve Clicquot awards for best wine book 2000. He is also the author of Pauillac which won the Andre Simon award in 1999 and Bordeaux: People, Power and Politics which won the Veuve Cliquot and ICP awards in 2002, and is the general editor of A Century of Wine (all published by Mitchell Beazley). He lives in London.