Hailed by Jerry Shriver in USA Today as “the woman who makes the wine world gulp when she speaks,” Jancis Robinson created in How to Taste a classic for connoisseurs of all levels and the first introduction of its kind to focus on practical tasting exercises. Now fully revised and updated, Robinson's renowned guide proves once again that learning about wine can be just as engaging as drinking it. What better way to learn about wine than to taste it? Written in Robinson's trademark accessible style, the new How to Taste features thoroughly updated vintages and producers as well as up-and-coming wine regions and styles. Incorporating wines that are both easily obtainable and reasonably priced, Robinson's lessons are separated into complementary portions of theory and practice to help you both learn and taste your way to wine expertise. One of the world's best-loved authorities on wine, Robinson explains first how to get the most out of the flavor of your wine and food, and then about specific grapes and the wines themselves. By the time you finish the book, you will have learned how to recognize the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay and Riesling to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and why a good sparkling wine is always better than cheap champagne. You will discover how to judge sweetness, acidity, and fruitiness as well as the difference between the length and the weight of a wine. You will also be given practical advice for dealing with wine in the real world: how to choose from a wine list, organize your own wine tastings, and pair wines with specific foods. From the armchair to the wine shop and back to the table, How to Taste will transform anyone on any level into a confident connoisseur who can leave faltering sips behind and have fun along the way.
Author: Heidi Yorkshire
Release Date: 1995-10-01
Genre: Wine and wine making
WINE SAVVY is a beginners' guide to selecting terrific wines at low prices. Wine expert Heidi Yorkshire shows consumers how to identify the best buys on a restaurant wine list, find a good wine merchant, and how to simply pair wine with foods. IACP Nominee: The Julia Child Cookbook Awards.
Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has created this wine tasting course based around practical exercises that will guide you from your first sips to confident, well-informed gulps. Clearly divided into theory and practise, this workbook first provides all the information you need before you put it into practise. This work helps to learn the correct way to taste wine and enjoy the tasting exercises specially devised by Jancis based on readily available and inexpensive bottle. It also helps to learn how to recognise the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay to Riesling, Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon, and why you should choose a good sparkling wine over cheap Champagne.
Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.
Author: Matt Kramer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-08-04
There's a world of words to describe wine, but only seven you need to know to understand it. Wine is one of the most written about beverages in our history, with dictionaries dedicated solely to the words and phrases used to describe it in the ever-expanding world of self-professed wine connoisseurs. Now, the "great demystifier of wine” (Booklist), highly acclaimed wine expert Matt Kramer, explains in a lucid, accessible and conversational style that there are only seven words that you really need to remember to enjoy wine with anyone.
The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine-producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each regionGÇÖs wines and presents her personal recommendations on the best names from around the world, with thirty-two completely new pages covering the latest developments in South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. Robinson also describes the distinctive characteristics of hundreds of different grape varieties and studies the traditional and innovative methods employed in the creation of great wines. A fully updated vintage guide makes selection even easier. Dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of every glass, Jancis RobinsonGÇÖs Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, what to serve on special occasions at home, and how to order the best value from a restaurant wine list. Full of infectious enthusiasm and heaps of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.
You dont need to know all about wine regions or how wine is made to choose wine with confidence. If you like the sound of intense, blackcurranty reds or aromatic whites, this book will tell you how to find these flavours in the wines you buy, regardless of whether the wine is labelled by grape variety or by country. Drinking wine is all about enjoyment. In this new digital edition, Oz explains how to get maximum enjoyment out of every bottle you buy, from dealing with broken corks, to learning basic tasting techniques, spotting faulty wine, and matching food and wine, whether at home or in a restaurant. In Ozs down-to-earth guide to all the worlds major wine regions youll find everything you need to know to navigate your way round a wine shop or wine website. Oz explores grape varieties, flavours and styles, giving equal consideration to classic wine regions such as Bordeaux and Chianti and the newer wine-producing countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina. Do vintages matter? Are the wines good value for money? Oz tells you everything you really need to know. Gradually building your knowledge with expert tips, information boxes and wines to try, this is a complete guide for the beginner wine enthusiast.
This best-selling classic is completely updated, with guidance on developing your senses and reading subtle cues to be a skilled taster. New sections on beer-and-food pairings, craft beer trends, beer cocktails, and more accompany in-depth descriptions of today's beer styles.
Many people find the wide variety of wines available rather daunting. But a little knowledge can offer you a world of enjoyment. In "Enjoying Wine", Chris Losh starts by explaining how factors such as soil and climate affect how grape juice develops into wine, and tells you how to find clues to its taste on wine labels. In Where Wine Comes From, Chris takes you around the world from Australia to California, describing how different countries apporach winemaking and what styles they are known for. He looks at Grape Varieties, from Merlot to Muscat, including lists of Famous White and Red Wines. Chris also explores rose, sparkling, and sweet and fortified wines. The next chapter, Choosing Wine, concentrates on matching the right wine to specific occasions and cuisines - invaluable advice, especially when you are facing a restaurant wine list. Finally, Chris offers essential advice on Practicalities, from storing and serving to identifying wine faults. He also describes how to set up your own fun winetasting at home to improve your tasting skills.*All the knowledge you need to enjoy the fruit of the vine, from appreciating classic grape varieties to matching food and wine.*Includes twenty delicious recipes from top food writers incoporating wine, from the classic Coq au Vin to cutting-edge chocolate and Cabernet Pots.*Written in down-to-earth, accessible style by wine writer Chris Losh.
With so many wine books on the market, attorney and wine expert Corey D. Boddie has made a valiant effort to condense the basics of tasting wine into a 15 minute read. How can this be done? It is done through witty, but yet informative basic wine knowledge. Unlike any guide book you will ever read, Corey takes you on a wine lesson which involves personal experience and text book references which will spark the wine bug in you.
Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they'll enjoy, Wine: A Tasting Course helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American sommelier, challenges all the stuffy orthodoxies about wine, and teaches that best way to learn is through tasting. Providing a fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know, and debunking wine-snob myths, Wine: A Tasting Course is the ultimate visual wine course for wine lovers seeking no-nonsense, practical information.
Author: Michael Broadbent
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2003
This fully revised and updated edition of Michael Broadbent’s award-winning classic—the first book in English on the topic—demystifies this complex subject for beginners and experts alike. Few experts are as skilled as Broadbent in the subject, and he guides readers through the first principles of tasting, providing detailed explanations of the influences of grape variety, soil, and climate. Every aspect is covered: the elements that affect a wine’s appearance, “nose,” and flavor. In addition, he summarizes the regional characteristics and vintages of each country. Finally, there are detailed tips on organizing tastings, as well as storing and serving wine.
Author: Julia Harding
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015-09
Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts--notably historical, cultural, and scientific--and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse. New to this editionComprehensively revised and updated throughout Over 350 brand-new entries Significant new updates on hundreds of topics such as China, screwcaps, and the origins of viniculture Impressive global coverage of wine regions, including new entries on Alaska, Lesotho, Norway, and Tahiti Includes brand-new colour photographs and black and white line drawings Maps of wine regions have been updated