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The Impossible Collection of American Wine

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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...

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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.

In the details

Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

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In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

200 pages

Number of illustrations

over 100



Released on

September 2019


W 17.9 x L 19.9 x D 3.2 in

Cover materials

Handcrafted edition in a wooden box




20.0 lb

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one tree planted

Since 2019, Assouline has partnered with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted in their joint mission to create a more sustainable world. Through this partnership, Assouline plants one tree for every book sold. Once these trees reach maturity, Assouline aims to create a sustainable cycle by sourcing paper from the trees it has planted.

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Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Assouline’s Ultimate Tower serves as a stylish new way for our readers to prominently display our most iconic collection. Crafted in a matte-black metal with the Assouline logo engraved on front of its base, the stand is capable of holding ten Assouline Ultimate titles and is a must-have for every culture connoisseur.

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