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There have never been so many delicious and original wines in the world, and to discover them, all you need is a glass in your hand and Oz Clarke the ideal wine companion. With his inimitable sense of adventure and fun, Oz explains how his fascination with flavour led him to abandon a promising acting career and follow his heart from Chablis to 'the lost Himalayan valleys of Yunnan' in pursuit new taste experiences and wine thrills. He found them! Oz Clarke On Wine takes us on a fast-paced, witty romp around the grape varieties key to the world's major wine styles, then explores the vineyards and regions where a vast trove of wine treasure lies waiting for discovery. Oz's passion for sharing, his deep wine knowledge, and his ability to conjure up the wine world's most beautiful landscapes, make this book the most unputdownable wine read this century. Includes: . How Oz fell in love with wine: from his first dramatic encounter on a river-bank (aged three), to his post-performance tasting tales (after 'governing Argentina' as General Peron in the hit show Evita . Oz explains how global warming affects what we drink today, and the new styles we can expect 'tomorrow' . Organic and Biodynamic wines, Oz's favourite fizz . The world's best-tasting wines, from Aconcagua to Okanagan, from Patagonia to east Yorkshire..., and wines to enjoy, from budget to blue chip... For sipping and savouring now. Or to age and enjoy in 10, 20, 30-years' time... AUTHOR: One of the world's leading wine experts, Oz Clarke's formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. His passion for the subject dates from his student days at Oxford University, where he won tasting competitions at a precociously early age. His tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject and has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA. SELLING POINTS: . The essential book on the world's wine, whatever your level of expertise . Oz Clarke makes wine accessible and enjoyable . Full of all the facts you need as well as the stories you will love, authoritative and enjoyable . Beautifully produced in a new flexibound volume that makes it easy to read 3 b/w illustrations

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