The Book "Opera & Wine - Wine in Opera" by Valentino Monticello is a "coffee table" style hard back book, 14" inches (35cm) wide and 10" (25cm) high. It is hand stiched in full colour with 74 pictures. The quality of the printing and presentation is superb.

The book is divided into two parts; the first part is Opera & Wine which tells you about the pictures and the second part is Wine in Opera which tells you about the wine regions and wines represented by the labels in each picture. So it will be of interest to the Opera lover, the wine lover and the art lover; or all three!

It is distributed by Mitchell Beazley (www.mitchell-beazley.co.uk) 2-4 Heron Quays, London E14 4JP and is available from the following retailers in the U.K.:

Autour du Vin - 38-40 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 8UD
Tel 0207 935 4679 Fax 0207 935 0479

No 1 Bank End
London SE1 9BU
Tel: 0207 940 8300 Fax: 0207 940 8302

The Royal Opera House,Covent Garden, London

Waterstones Bookstores

In the USA books can be obtained from:

Caroline Green
Phaidon Press
180 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Email: cgreen@phaidon.com
Tel: (+1)212-652-5400
Fax: (+1)212-652-5410

In Canada the books can be ordered from:

McArthur and Co
322 King St West
Suite 402
Ontario M5V1J2
T: (416) 408 4007
F: (416) 408 4081

In Europe, mail-order is avaialable

The book is also available from the web on the Amazon site www.amazon.co.uk