By the staff
Written for the perceptive and knowledgeable wine aficionado, The Compendium is a wonderful book featuring hundreds of tasting notes from renowned wine expert John Kapon, CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit, America’s oldest fine wine merchant and the world’s largest wine auction house.
It is a beautifully illustrated book with dozens of photos of the world’s greatest estates and vineyards; The Compendium provides an insider’s glimpse into the exclusive world of iconic wines, from someone who has sampled the world’s finest wines in the company of legendary producers. It is also a very useful tool, because when you look at what the quality of a vintage is for a particular Premier Cru winery, you could also determine what the quality is of wines from the same vintage from producers located near the described estates; for example if Château d’ Yquem shows a top vintage, wines from Château Suduiraut - which is located down the hill from d’ Yquem - will also be quite exceptional, even though not as pricey as the d’ Yquem. It also contains entertaining stories, from an unprecedented Château Margaux vintner’s dinner held on The Great Wall of China to an over-the-top New Year’s Eve with the world’s renowned champagne expert Richard Julian, Mr. Kapon takes the reader on an unforgettable journey into wine’s greatest moments of the last decade.
To purchase a copy of The Compendium: Tasting the World’s Finest Wines – Volume I ($75, Fine Wine Editions), visit finewinebook.com
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