Philipp Blom The Wines of Austria

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The Wines of Austria

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9781840007992: The Wines of Austria

The recent dramatic rise in quality of Austria's wines has inspired Philipp Blom to fully revise and update his detailed exploration of this country's culture, history, wine laws, grapes, winemaking, and top producers into its second edition. The quality of Austrian wine has risen dramatically over the past twenty years, and especially in the last five as Gruner Veltliner has taken on the world's top Chardonnays in major blind tasting competitions. This completely revised and updated second edition explores the history of Austrian wine and provides in-depth reference to Austria's wine regions, including Burgenland, Wachau, Styria, Kremstal, and Kamptal. The leading estates and winemakers in each area are detailed, and the best wines of each are highlighted. The book also features twelve detailed maps of the wine-producing areas, and an explanation of grapes, winemaking techniques, and wine laws, as well as useful vintage information.

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Philipp Blom obtained a PhD in Jewish philosophy at Oxford. He has worked in publishing and as a journalist and translator in both London and Paris. He first became interested in the wines of Austria in the early 1990s whilst studying in Vienna and has pursued this passion ever since, visiting the regions regularly. He writes for wine journals in three languages and contributes to Tom Stevenson's Wine Report. He is the author of a number of books, including The Simmons Papers, To Have and To Hold, Diderot, d'Alembert and the Encyclopedie which was published in 2004. He lives in Paris.

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"The bandwagon to jump aboard for fine white wines . . . is undoubtedly that labeled Austria. This is where connoisseurs can find elegance, fruit, and complexity." -- Jancis Robinson, Financial Times

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