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Clarke & Spurrier's Fine Wine Guide : Growers, Wines, Vintages
What is a fine wine? What is the difference between a modern, drinkable, fruity wine and that special bottle? Clarke & Spurrier's Fine Wine Guide makes sense of the new world of wine by detailing which wines exhibit the complexity, depth and challenging flavors that separate the best wines from the good wines.
Clarke & Spurrier's Fine Wine Guide : Growers, Wines, Vintages
by Oz Clarke, Steven Spurrier
List Price: $30.00 Our Price: $21.00
Hardcover - 320 pages (October 1998)
Harcourt Brace
ISBN: 0151004129
Dimensions (in inches): 1.04 x 7.87 x 5.61
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Two of the most respected writers on wine today, Oz Clarke and Steven Spurrier, have joined forces, drawing on their vast personal knowledge and years of tasting great wines from great vintages, to fashion an unrivalled reference for those interested in quality without compromise. With the recent bull market in wine collecting, and with prices skyrocketing, this useful is indispensible for all wine enthusiasts.

Organized by country and wine region, the Fine Wine Guide covers only the world's best wines--though not necessarily the best known--in an easy-to-use A-Z format. With up-to-date profiles of producers, wines, and regions, and personal recommendations from Clarke and Spurrier for each major wine style, this elegant volume give wine drinkers and wine collectors alike a ready reference to the best vintages, appellations, and producers today, and all the best bets for the future.


  • A complete guide to all the best growers and estates, key wine zones, and best vintages
  • Ratings for top wines and great producers to look out for
  • Producer profiles and essential details on wine style, classification, vineyard, and vintage
  • Detailed vintage information, including at-a-glance summaries of great, good, moderate, and poor years. Comprehensive vintage charts and year-by-year assessments, including recommended older vintages
  • Simple two-color maps locate key fine wine regions and top vineyards in each section of the guide

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