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The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, 6th Edition

Tom Stevenson Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi



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National Geographic
27 October 2020
Cookery, food & drink
This essential reference for oenophiles -- long used as the go-to text for the prestigious Master Sommelier examination -- is the most comprehensive guide to the world of wine, featuring authoritative information on the history, culture, geography, and taste of vintages around the globe. Fully updated and revised for the first time since 2011, this new 800-page edition of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia reflects the most recent trends in the dynamic world of wine, written by experts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 images and 100 brand new National Geographic maps, this definitive guide is arranged geographically to highlight the regions and climates that produce the best vintages. From the countries of Southeast Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean, each page is packed with information on flavor notes, vineyard profiles, tasting room guides, grape know-how, and special information on unique varietals. The book also features top wines organized by maker and year; a troubleshooter's guide to potential wine faults; a taste chart to help identify flavors; up-and-coming producers; unusual wines, food pairings, and more. You'll also find time lines depicting the chronology of wine from 500 million B.C., expert sommelier tips, and thousands of recommendations for the latest and greatest reds, whites, and roses. The most up-to-date and comprehensive wine refence in the world, this stunning book is an oenophile's dream -- and a must-have for anyone looking to become an expert in wine.
By:   Tom Stevenson
Edited by:   Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi
Imprint:   National Geographic
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 232mm, 
ISBN:   9781426221415
ISBN 10:   142622141X
Pages:   800
Publication Date:   27 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom Stevenson began his career with IBM in 1965 after graduating from the University of Minnesota. Among Tom's responsibilities during a fast-paced 16-year career at IBM was managing the company's high profile Sales and Marketing Training Center, where he developed an in-depth knowledge of sales training methodologies. Always a top performer, Tom was selected for IBM's Advanced Management Program. Following IBM, Tom held executive positions at Data General, Businessland, and Pacific Telesis prior to starting his own consulting practice in 1990. With consulting experience at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Marshall's, and IBM behind him, Tom began his collaboration with Sam Barcus. This partnership involved coaching and mentoring thousands of IBM sales reps, managers, and executives in The Relationship Advantage methodologies. These processes became a cornerstone of IBM's conversion from a hardware company, to a services-led business, and now form the core of this book. Sam Barcus is one of the founders of NewLeaf Partners; an independent consulting firm focused on helping companies institutionalize change within their organizations. Based upon experience driving Tom Stevenson's principles with Cisco Systems, IBM, Eli Lilly, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard, NewLeaf Partners has developed and refined the methodologies that are critical to world-class account management and relationship building. Sam joined Price Waterhouse in Memphis, Tennessee in 1976 as a consultant, and then transferred to Nashville where he built and managed a practice for the firm. It was during these years that Sam began to understand the power of the relationship-building behaviors and skills possessed by consulting partners. These behaviors and tools, once documented, became the bedrock of the material that is now the basis for The Relationship Advantage.

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