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Publication Date
13 November 2014
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Limited

The Pocket Guide to Wine

The WineTubeMap® Guide to Wine


eBook also available from the iBookstore

'a perfect stocking filler' – Susy Atkins, Daily Telegraph

‘An easy to use reference guide which advises on best value and some largely undiscovered varieties’ – Scotland Magazine

Winner of the Gourmand Drink Awards 2014!

Learning about wine can be a daunting task. With terms like assemblage, batonnage and cuvee; ullage, terroir and vielles vignes, it’s not surprising that many people are put off and simply reach for the nearest bottle of red or white in the supermarket aisle.

This is the perfect, concise guide for anyone who loves wine but wants to find out more. Arranged in an easy-to-use format in which different types of wine are shown schematically on a map like the London Underground, the reader can see at a glance the salient features of hundreds of different wines and how they relate to each other in terms of taste. A unique and original tool to navigate the complex world of wine, The Pocket Guide to Wine enables wine lovers to find out more about the wines they already like and to make informed choices as they explore further.

Nikki Welch spent ten years selling and marketing wine for a number of wine producers and major supermarkets. She now owns Convivium Wine (, organizes events for the public and for wine companies, trains staff, writes about wine and acts as a consultant for wine businesses, helping them understand what wine drinkers really want.

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