In the same series as Assouline’s original The Impossible Collection of Wine: The 100 Most Exceptional Vintages of the Twentieth Century this addition to the Ultimate Collection envisions a cellar brimming with the most remarkable American wines. The Impossible Collection of Wine: The 100 Most Exceptional and Collectible American Wines highlights wines from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries produced by the finest vineyards. Celebrating vintages from the legendary 1964 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour to the more recent yet striking 2010 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs, this collection reflects all the diversity and beauty that American wine has to offer. Author Enrico Bernardo, Best Sommelier of the World 2004, explores the world of endless surprises that wine has to offer, as well as the joy and memories that it can bring to all those who appreciate it. Including wines from Napa to Walla Walla Valley, the selection takes into account rarity, terroir, taste, and historical mystique. Bernardo celebrates the most exquisite vintages, inviting the reader on a journey through the unique history of American wine, from its beginnings with the Founding Fathers to the momentous Judgment of Paris and the distinct Napa Valley culture of today. Bringing readers on a journey from 1955 to 2016, Bernardo curates a list any connoisseur could only dream of.
This hand-bound, oversized luxury edition, featuring hand-tipped and authentic wine labels and presented in a traditional wooden wine box is a must-have for the collection of any lover of American wines.
The non-uniform effect in the middle of the book can be attributed to the handcrafted nature of our Impossible Collection series
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over 100 illustrations
Released in September 2019
Handcrafted edition in a wooden box
About the Author: Enrico Bernardo made his name at Le V, the restaurant at the Four Seasons George V, in Paris and in 2004 was named Best Sommelier of the World, after winning the titles of Best Sommelier of Europe in 2002 and Best Sommelier of Italy in 1996. As a restaurateur, Enrico has created and owned several Michelin star-holding restaurants (Il Vino, Goust, Villa Madie), focused on pairing the perfect wine with each dish—and the perfect dish with each wine. Bernardo consults for numerous food, wine, and art de vivre companies worldwide, in addition to cooperating with the Association de La Sommellerie Internationale to promote wine culture for a new generation. He is the author of six books, including How To Taste Wine (2006), How to Pair Wine (2011) and The Impossible Collection of Wine (2016). His dynamic nature and his desire to keep broadening his knowledge guided him in 2018 to undertake a world wine trip, with the aim of meeting and getting to know the protagonists in order to treasure and spread their stories, and also to bring unknown talents to light.
W 17.9 x L 19.9 x D 3.2 in