Wine Travel Guide to the World
By Robert Joseph
A very ambitious book: a travel guide for he who wants to visit vineyards covering the whole world. And perhaps even over-ambitious. The book contains lots of excellent recommendations – of growers to visit, shops with a good selection, hotels and restaurants, sites etc. All with personal, well written recommendations by Robert Joseph, who no doubt is one of the most well travelled wine writers (and founder and previous editor of the English wine magazine Wine International). But it is perhaps trying to bite of a too big piece of the cake. If, for example, you want to visit the upper Loire Valley (Sancerre, Pouilly and other appellations) is it really enough with just one producer recommendation? We hope for a sequel (or several) that will cover in a bit more depth specific wine regions.
(Sometimes it is fortunate that you read the fine print in the contract and sometimes you’re glad that you actually did not skip the introduction to the book. We were very surprised (and flattered) when we read in “Acknowledgements” in Robert Joseph’s book this sentence: ”I also owe a particular debt to the online efforts of Jamie Goodie (www.wineanorak.com), Jancis Robinson (www.jancisrobinson.com), Bertrand Celce (www.wineterroirs.com) and Britt Karlsson (www.bkwine.com).” Many thanks!)