Essential Winetasting: The Complete Practical Winetasting Course

Essential Winetasting: The Complete Practical Winetasting Course

by Michael Schuster
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1845334981

ISBN-13: 2901845334986

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Octopus Books

A detailed winetasting course by one of the world's finest wine tutors that is clear enough for beginners yet comprehensive enough for more experienced tasters. Nine practical tastings cover all the major wine styles, every major grape variety is explored, and detailed maps show the key wine-producing countries and regions.

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A detailed winetasting course by one of the world's finest wine tutors that is clear enough for beginners yet comprehensive enough for more experienced tasters. Nine practical tastings cover all the major wine styles, every major grape variety is explored, and detailed maps show the key wine-producing countries and regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901845334986
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192

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Table of Contents

Before the bottle
Introduction7
1You and your senses8
Sight8
Smell12
Taste and tasting16
Words and qualities24
Values29
2Viticulture and vinification34
In the vineyard34
The grape36
Dry white winemaking40
Sweet white winemaking42
Red winemaking44
Oak47
Winemakers49
In the bottle
3Naming wines53
4White grapes and their wines57
5Red grapes and their wines82
6Sparkling and fortified wines107
Sparkling wines107
Sherry110
Port112
Madeira114
In the glass
7The tastings117
How to use the tastings117
Practicalities119
Basic tastes and wine structure120
Tasting 1Style and quality in dry whites122
Wine and temperature125
Tasting 2Terroir and quality in dry whites126
Terroir129
Tasting 3Dry whites: Old World v New World130
Tasting technique summary133
Making notes134
Tasting 4Sparkling wines: style and quality136
Decanting138
Tasting 5Style and tannin in reds140
Wine nonsense143
Tasting 6Terroir and quality in reds144
Wines and age147
Tasting 7Reds: Old World v New World148
Wine faults151
Tasting 8Medium-dry and sweet whites152
Blind tasting155
Tasting 9Sherry, port and Madeira156
Summary and further reading159
8Wine and food160
Reference
9Maps165
Maps and fact boxes165
Vintages166
Glossary of tasting terms184
Index188

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