Drinkology: Wine: A Guide to the Grapeby James Waller, Elizabeth Aldrich, Glenn Wolff
In a restaurant, do you always let somebody else order the wine? When you hear someone say, "Sherry," do you think, "Who's she?" Does trying to recall the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Gris defeat you? Does selecting a wine from a wine shop's shelves unnerve you? Suffer no more. With Drinkology Wine, James Waller, author of the successful cocktail handbook Drinkology, offers a guide to understanding wine that's written with you-the novice oenophile-in mind.
Witty and accessible, Drinkology Wine begins with a basic wine vocabulary. To explain how wine is made, Waller then takes you on a visit to a working winery. He demystifies wine tasting, showing you how to do it just like a pro. Chapters on red and white wine grapes and on sparkling wines equip you with fundamental knowledge. And Waller's tour of the wine world is conducted from your local wine shop: the place you're most likely to encounter wine in all its breathtaking-sometimes intimidating-variety. Stylish in its presentation yet assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Drinkology Wine is an invaluable resource for the wine neophyte and an entertaining refresher course for the more experienced oenophile.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.37(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 18 Years
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Like most Americans, I've been drinking wine for years with the desire to know more. The world of wine snobbery is complex, arrogant, and seemingly magical at times (how can wine really taste like linen?). This book was great. It should serve as the wine book for the rest of us. The best aspect of this volume is the tone of the author. He seems to conspire with the reader and against the people who seem to enjoy making the world of grapes incomprehensible. The writing style is both humorous and approachable. The book is also small enough to pack on vacation.