1000 Best Wine Secrets

1000 Best Wine Secrets

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by Carolyn Hammond
     
 

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What is the appropriate way to taste wine at a restaurant? What type of wine is best served with catfish? 1000 Best Wine Secrets contains all the information novice wine drinkers and experienced connoisseurs alike need to feel comfortable in any restaurant, home or vineyard.

1000 Best Wine Secrets is the book for readers seeking the confidence to select and

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What is the appropriate way to taste wine at a restaurant? What type of wine is best served with catfish? 1000 Best Wine Secrets contains all the information novice wine drinkers and experienced connoisseurs alike need to feel comfortable in any restaurant, home or vineyard.

1000 Best Wine Secrets is the book for readers seeking the confidence to select and enjoy the perfect bottle from among the wines of the world.

Includes such tips as:
--Secrets of buying great wine
--Detecting faulty wine and sending it back
--Serving wine like a pro
--Wine tips from around the globe-from Argentina to France and Spain to California
--Knowing when to drink wine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402232091
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
1000 Best
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
26 MB
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Part One

Selecting That Perfect Bottle

The best way to buy great wine is to know what you're looking for, and to be able to put it into words-whether you're talking with a merchant or a sommelier. It's easier to find an unoaked crisp white wine with restrained flavors of green apple than a fabulous dry white. The latter means a dozen different things to a dozen people, so the odds of being perfectly pleased are slim.

I cannot stress enough the importance of personal taste when choosing wine. The first chapter of this book reveals secrets to help you pinpoint your preferences, which are the foundation stones for much of the rest of this book. From there, you'll learn secrets of ordering wine in a restaurant, pairing food and wine, knowing when to drink it, and deciphering labels. These are the touchstones to selecting and appreciating that perfect bottle.

Meet the Author

Carolyn Hammond is a wine writer and founder of the Wine Tribune. She holds a diploma in Wine and Spirits from the internationally recognized Wine and Spirit Education Trust. As well as her expertise as a wine professional, Ms. Hammond is a seasoned journalist who has written for a number of major daily newspapers. She has contributed to Decanter, Decanter.com and Wine & Spirit International.

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great book filled with fascinating information.