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Oz Clarke Wine Atlas

Wines and Wine Regions of the World

Oz Clarke



ISBN: 9781862057821

Price: £40.00

Publication date: 8 November 2007

Category: Wine

The Oz Clarke Wine Atlas takes the reader on a ‘grand tour’ of the great wine regions of the world. With more than 75 hand-painted panoramic maps accompanied by opinionated prose, this atlas illustrates and explains the vital connections between the landcape and the wine. Fundamental to the understanding of wine is a sense of place. Knowing which country, which region, which hillside and which vineyard a wine comes from adds enormously to the pleasure of drinking it.

‘There’s no livelier, more knowledgeable wine writer than Oz Clarke. His opinionated prose resounds through every chapter.’ The Washington Post

‘best of all, Mr Clarke’s sharp-edged, spicy commentary makes this atlas a joy to read, not just a useful reference too.’ Wall Street Journal Europe

‘Clarke spins word pictures on what makes wine what it is with authority, color and clarity. To read his explanation of what makes each region special is to find yourself smelling the air and feeling the rocks under your feet. It’s the next best thing to being there.’ Wine Spectator

‘Clarke is one of the most out-spoken and entertaining wine writers. His prose is sharp-edged, informative, wonderfully readable and, best of all, completely unpretentious.’ Anthony Dias Blue, Mercury News


Oz is one of the world’s leading wine experts, known for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm for life in general and wine in particular. He is the author of many award-winning books on wine. Before wine took over his life in 1984, Oz was a full-time actor and singer, appearing in West End hit shows and touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Alongside his entertaining television and radio broadcasts, including ‘Food and Drink’, ‘Oz and James’ with James May and James Martin’s Saturday Morning, he presents a series of concerts, Drink to Music! with the acclaimed Armonico Consort. Oz is also sports mad. He was awarded an OBE in 2020.