21 September, 2007

Win a guide to world wine travel

Take a journey through the rambling tendrils and dark cellars of the world's great vineyards with

the Wine Travel Guide to the World from Footprint Books.

Specifically written with travellers who enjoy wine in mind, the guide provides the history of each region, tasting tips, wine recommendations, soil and grape information, as well as practical travel details such as nearby accommodation and restaurants.

Renowned wine author and journalist Robert Joseph has compiled a selection of the best wine experiences from around the world, focusing on the major wine producing areas, as well as

surprise gems from many other parts of the globe. The book is produced in collaboration with sponsor

Montana Wine.

Special features include details of tours and visiting arrangements for wineries, advice about the best wines to taste and buy, and accommodation and dining listings.

OLN is offering five readers the chance to get their hands on the Footprint Wine Travel Guide to the World (rrp £19.99) by answering this question correctly:

In which county will you find Montana's Brancott winery?

If you're not a winner why not take advantage of a 20 per cent discount on the Wine Travel Guide. Go to and enter OLNWINE on the order page.

Send your answer, with your name, address and telephone number, by Oct 5, to:

OLN/Foot print competition, c/o ZoŽ Jackson, business development manager,

Footprint Books, 6 Riverside Court, Bath BA2 3DZ.

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