The Wine Explorer

Stories and Discoveries

Graham Mitchell

Here at last is a book that explains the appreciation of wine, and how to discern its quality.
Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
University of Buckingham Press
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The author, a true oenologist, leads us on a light-hearted journey through the vineyards of the world, discovering and revealing the mysteries of wine. He also takes us behind the labels to explain the essential ingredients that make a good vintage as well as the main constituents of its character: concentration, intensity, balance, complexity and length.


"Four Stars! The Wine Explorer by Graham Mitchell is a wonderful book for anyone learning about wines and wine tasting. He tells just how to experience a wine and how to talk about wines intelligently. But more than that Mitchell tells stories that he has gleaned from wineries and wine connoisseurs around the world, and these stories are gems. Of course, wine makes one more comfortable in talking and sharing experiences with friends and even with strangers. These are interesting tales, all thanks to and about the wines and the countries he visits. A very readable and informative book."

- Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures