The editors of wine magazine Decanter have written a new book – The World’s Wine Legends – a beautifully designed 240 page tome that explores 100 bottles of wine which, in the authors’ opinion, deserve to be called ‘legendary’.
Each bottle is given a double page spread that describes the wine’s vintage, terroir, history, and the reason for describing it as legendary. The wine’s price at the time of release is also listed, along with how much it would cost to buy one now. As you might expect, many of these bottles sit in the ‘buy it with the tax you saved on your million pound salary thanks to the Kwasi’s insane mini-budget’ category. However, not all of the bottles in The World’s Wine Legends are out of reach, with some costing between £100 – £200, which would probably put them in the ‘extremely special occasion’ category for many people.
The ‘facts and figures’ paragraphs are interesting, while the ‘reaction’ sections, which quote past reviews of each wine, contain some lovely writing about flavour and aroma, making The World’s Wine Legends an excellent combination of coffee table book, reference work, and aspirational shopping list. Well worth a read.
Decanter have very kindly provided a copy of The World’s Wine Legends for us to give to a BarLifeUK reader. To enter the prize draw, simply fill out the short form below, and the first name out of the hat will win the book.