List of Maps Acknowledgments Introduction: The Vinos and Vinhas of South America 1. Overview 2. Grape Varieties 3. Argentina 4. Chile 5. Brazil 6. Uruguay 7. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela Touring South American Wine Country Dining South American Style Super South American Selections Decoding South American Wine Labels Sources Index
Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein is President and Chief Education Officer at Full Circle Wine Solutions in San Francisco. He is the author of Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier's Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food and Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs, both published by UC Press.
"Takes aficionados on an exciting journey through the geography, grapes, and wines of the continent's different wine-growing regions." Sante "California-based Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein spent nearly five years researching, traveling and tasting to write this book. Mr. Goldstein's diligence-and mileage-paid off with a highly readable and thorough reference book and travel guide with no contemporary equal... Fans of South American wine will likely consult this source over and over again." -Lettie Teague's Six Favorite New Wine Books Wall Street Journal "A precise and concise guide to South American wine ... The book is a clear and entertaining read, but also with informed opinions from an author who seems to know the region well - the tourism and food sections at the end of the book are both fun and very instructive." -- Patricio Tapia Decanter "Well-designed, well-written, and easy-to-read... Highly recommended." Vins & Vignobles "Pulling together this amount of information is quite an accomplishment... earning this volume a place on the wine geek bookshelf." The Wine Economist "This latest book by Evan Goldstein is just brilliant... Wines of South America is now the most essential guide on this region, eclipsing any other bodies of work in my wine (book) library to this point in time, if not forever." JUICY TALES BY JO DIAZ "[Goldstein] is a superb researcher, providing precise and detailed descriptions of wineries and regions." -- Jon Bonne San Francisco Chronicle "If you're thinking about travelling to South America to visit the many wine regions throughout the continent, Wines of South America: The Essential Guide, by Evan Goldstein is THE book to get." -- Becca Yeamans The Academic Wino "Shines an enlightening spotlight - with economical style and considerable authority - on a heretofore under-reported but extremeley important wine-producing region." SOMM Journal Review "A tour de force... No other book that I know comes close to providing the breadth and quality of analysis as this Essential Guide to the Wines of South America. !Felicitaciones, Senor Goldstein!" -- Donald Winkler International Wine Review "A handy guidebook you can throw into your backpack or suitcase as a ready reference when traveling the wine roads of South America." -- Gerald D. Boyd Wine Review Online "Writing with enthusiasm and detail, his coverage of places like the mountainous and foggy vineyards of Boyaca in Columbia, or the chardonnay growing on the limestone hills of Guayas, off the coast of Ecuador, might provoke a visit." Wine & Spirits "One can't help but be impressed with the on-going development that Goldstein uncovers and presents... A very useful, benevolent and up-to-date overview of the South American wine scene. -- Raymond Chan Raymond Chan Wine Reviews "Goldstein, master sommelier and wine author, takes us through 10 winemaking South American countries with interesting statistics and colorful descriptions. I learned things I hadn't known; I believe you will too." -- Fred Tasker Missoulian "Top 10 Wine Books for Christmas ... Goldstein's anecdotes and experiences inflect the whole book, giving a flavour of the whole continent as well as being a definitive account of South America's wines." The Drinks Business "Wines of South America: The Essential Guide is an amazing tour de force with an immense amount of information available no other place." Wayward Tendrils