The Essential Guide to South African Wines

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The Essential Guide to South African Wines: Terroir and Travel is the second edition of the groundbreaking illustrated Guide on the wines of South Africa. The purpose of this title is to provide a knowledge base on terroir for the wine enthusiast with specialised day-tours, in a portable format. No marketing hype – only the facts. The Guide is a visual presentation of all the existing wine-producing regions of South Africa, in our innovative demarcation system named Wine Pockets. This system relates each Pocket to its individual terroir along with local wine styles, providing insight to the unique qualities of each wine-producing area.

Every Wine Pocket takes the reader on a meaningful journey, discovering the terroir, viticulture, winemaking techniques and flagship wines of some of the premium local producers. Not only has this book receive numerous media reviews since its release in November 2009, but has also been voted as one of two “World’s Best Wine Books” at the recent Gourmand World Awards in Paris and again at Le Cordon Bleu International Awards in May 2010.