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In Exploring Wine, three renowned wine experts take you on a glorious tour of the wines of the world. An essential and dynamic reference for wine lovers as well as students and seasoned professionals, this compelling volume demystifies wine and frees you to explore with confidence.Exploring Wine follows wine's fascinating path from the vine to the table. It begins by focusing on the basics: grape growing and wine making, an ideal starting point for your journey. Next, you will learn how to fine–tune your senses and develop your ability to appreciate the pleasures of wine as the authors explain what to look for in the glass—appearance, aroma and bouquet, and, of course, taste.Exploring Wine visits the major and minor wine–producing regions in the Old World and the New World—including extensive tasting notes—providing a comprehensive working knowledge of the history, geography, wine laws, vineyards, producers, and styles of wines produced in each region. With updated full–color maps, charts, tables, and gorgeous full–color photographs, Exploring Wine brings complex subject matter to life with grace and style.To help make every meal unforgettable, this new edition features updated and expanded guidelines for wine and food pairing, fully explaining which flavors pair well and why. The authors provide professionals and avid wine lovers with a complete education on the very latest in wine lists, wine service, and wine storage, and pre–sent a wealth of insight on important and practical wine business issues. A unique feature in the world of wine books, extensive quotations from internationally recognized sommeliers, chefs, and restaurateurs bring key issues to the table for consideration and discussion by both the professional and the consumer. Practical, beautiful, and encyclopedic in scope, Exploring Wine offers greater depth and clarity than ever before, bringing the world of wine to vivid, vibrant life. Join the authors on this inspiring adventure. Satisfy your thirst for knowledge in the pages of Exploring Wine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471770633
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 149,930
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith (1952–2009), and Michael A. Weiss have been the leading wine educators at The Culinary Institute of America for the last twenty–five years. They have traveled to virtually every wine–producing region in the world and have trained more than 30,000 students to understand and appreciate wine. The authors are active participants and organizers of professional and consumer food and wine events, write for several wine and food publications, and lecture and teach extensively in educational programs, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States and other wine–producing nations. Their book WineWise won the coveted James Beard Foundation Award for Best Beverage Book of 2009 and the Georges Duboeuf Award for Best Wine Book of 2009.Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not–for–profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 40,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for industry professionals and food enthusiasts, has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio).
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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: The Right Stuff: Grape Growing and Grape Types.

Chapter 2: How Wine is Made.

Chapter 3: Tasting Wine.


Chapter 4: United States: California.

Chapter 5: Beyond California: Wines of North America.

Chapter 6: The Southern Hemisphere.


Chapter 7: France.

Chapter 8: Italy.

Chapter 9: Spain.

Chapter 10: Portugal.

Chapter 11: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Chapter 12: Wines of Eastern Europe.

Chapter 13: The Eastern Mediterranean and Asia.


Chapter 14: Wine and Food.

Chapter 15: Wine and Health.


Chapter 16: Wine Service.

Chapter 17: Purchasing and Storage.

Chapter 18: Wine Lists.

Appendix A: Conversions.

Appendix B: How to Read a Label.

Appendix C: American Appellations.

Appendix D: Vintage Charts.




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