Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World

Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World

by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, Michael A. Weiss, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
     
 

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Exploring Wine The Culinary Institute of America’s Complete Guide to Wines of the World Steven Kolpan Brian H. Smith Michael A. Weiss In Exploring Wine, the experts who train today’s leading chefs and sommeliers take you on a grand tour of the wines of the world. Join the authors as they explore renowned and little-known vineyards and interview the wine

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Exploring Wine The Culinary Institute of America’s Complete Guide to Wines of the World Steven Kolpan Brian H. Smith Michael A. Weiss In Exploring Wine, the experts who train today’s leading chefs and sommeliers take you on a grand tour of the wines of the world. Join the authors as they explore renowned and little-known vineyards and interview the wine makers about the importance of climate, soil and grape types, farming methods, and their setbacks and successes. Written for both experienced and beginning wine enthusiasts, as well as culinary professionals and aspiring students, this lively guide demystifies wine, a topic that can intimidate even the most urbane reader. From the basics of wine production to the nuances of wine service, you’ll explore the history, culture, romance, science, and business of wine. Just a few of the topics on this grand tour include: Wine Production Follow the creation of wine, from the earth to the table. Examine the choices made by the wine maker and how each of those choices affects the final product. Learn the basics of wine production, as well as the newest technologies, and what each grape offers to each wine. Wine and Food Enjoy learning about and mastering the basic principles of combining wine and food. The information is presented in a clear, friendly, and original way, and includes food and wine charts that will enable you to pair food and wine with creative and delicious results. Wine and Health Discover what health professionals and the latest in-depth studies have to say about moderate wine consumption and robust health. Topics include the Mediterranean Diet (which includes a daily glass of wine), the anti-oxidant properties of wine, wine and heart disease, and wine and pregnancy. Reviewers of Exploring Wine have lauded this groundbreaking coverage as containing "more information than most doctors make available to their patients." Wine Tasting Dispel the hocus-pocus often associated with wine tasting. Here, with the help of formatted tasting sheets, you’ll learn what to look for in the appearance, aroma, bouquet, and flavor of the wine. You’ll use all of your senses to "taste" the wine, leading not only to a deeper knowledge of wine, but enhanced enjoyment. Wine Service Learn how wine should be served, from the point of view of both the consumer and the professional. Proper, contemporary wine service is not just the pouring of wine from a bottle, it is an event. Exploring Wine also includes related chapters on wine lists and marketing, as well as the purchasing and storage of wines. Whether you’ve collected books on wine for years, or this is your first, you’ll treasure Exploring Wine. Its clarity, warmth, practicality, and encyclopedic breadth make it a basic reference for anyone who enjoys wine. Here, at last, is a book on wine with a heartbeat.

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Library Journal
Why another wine book? First, this one is by wine educators from the Culinary Institute of America, whose other fine works (The New Professional Chef, LJ 8/91) and outstanding reputation lend it gastronomical authority. Second, Exploring Wine has an unfettered clarity, whether explaining formulas to calculate a reasonable price range or steps to produce the most beneficial wine-tasting experience or ways to select from the deluge of international choices. Third, there is a superb chapter on matching food and wine, full of tables and menus, which simultaneously honors classical principles of experimentation and personal preference. If these reasons aren't sufficient, there's the concise background information on wine-making, the world tour of producers, the coffee-table-book photographs, the section devoted to collecting, appendixes of American appellations and official classifications of Bordeaux, and a 12-page glossary. Definitely not just "another wine book." Highly recommended.-Wendy Miller, Lexington P.L., Ky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471286264
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.19(h) x 1.51(d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss are the leading wine educators at The Culinary Institute of America. The authors have traveled to virtually every wine producing region in the world, and have trained more than 12,000 students to understand and appreciate the basics of wine. They are active participants in and organizers of professional events in the food and wine community, and lecture and teach extensively in educational programs, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States and several other countries. The authors live in the Hudson Valley. About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is dedicated to providing the finest culinary education to its students; it has more than 30,000 alumni. The Institute’s faculty is corn posed of more than 100 chefs and instructors hailing from 20 countries, with more Certified Master Chefs than any other culinary teaching institution. With its main campus in Hyde Park, New York, the Institute has recently undertaken its newest major project, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Located in California’s Napa Valley, Greystone provides professional educational programs, and sponsors conferences and seminars focusing on issues surrounding food and wine at its Center for Advanced Studies.

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