Beginner's Guide to Understanding Wine

Beginner's Guide to Understanding Wine

by Michael Schuster
     
 

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Appealing to the amateur wine lover as well as the aspiring professional taster, The Simon & Schuster Beginner's Guide to Understanding Wine is written to be eminently readable. Michael Schuster's expertise is combined with a well-developed sense of humor, which allows him to avoid - and have fun with - the snobbery and occasional absurdity of tasting andSee more details below

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Appealing to the amateur wine lover as well as the aspiring professional taster, The Simon & Schuster Beginner's Guide to Understanding Wine is written to be eminently readable. Michael Schuster's expertise is combined with a well-developed sense of humor, which allows him to avoid - and have fun with - the snobbery and occasional absurdity of tasting and understanding wine.

This beautiful and accessible guide progresses in three sections. The first explores the techniques of wine tasting - from knowing what to look for to describing and recording a judgement. Readers are encouraged to experiment and develop their own tasting methods.

The second section discusses the major grapes and their wines. The author explains how to discern between wines considered to be "classic" and those that are not, what to expect from the different grapes and their blends, and the different wine-producing areas. He suggests specific wines to taste for comparison and as examples of style and quality. He tops off this section with a chapter covering fortified wines, Cognac, Armagnac, and malt whisky.

The final section of the book is devoted to the practicalities of wine and wine drinking: handling, serving and decanting, storage, and record-keeping. An extensive, original index provides an at-a-glance identification chart of the grapes used in all the major wine names.

The Simon & Schuster Beginner's Guide to Undestanding Wine is a friendly, lavishly illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of wine appreciation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671728939
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
01/15/1991
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.42(d)

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