Jancis Robinson's Wine Course: A Guide to the World of Wine, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Jancis Robinson's Wine Course: A Guide to the World of Wine, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Jancis Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789208830

ISBN-13: 9780789208835

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group

The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an

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The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine-producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each region's wines and presents her personal recommendations on the best names from around the world, with thirty-two completely new pages covering the latest developments in South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. Robinson also describes the distinctive characteristics of hundreds of different grape varieties and studies the traditional and innovative methods employed in the creation of great wines. A fully updated vintage guide makes selection even easier. Dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of every glass, Jancis Robinson's Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, what to serve on special occasions at home, and how to order the best value from a restaurant wine list. Full of infectious enthusiasm and heaps of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789208835
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
844,699
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Getting the Most Out of Wine

The True Sense of Taste

How to Taste Wine

Tasting Terms

Becoming a Wine Taster

The Mechanics of Serving Wine

Serving the Right Bottle

Wine and Food

Wine and Health

Whether to Store Wine

How to Store Wine

Clues from the Package

Deciphering the Label

How to Buy the Right Bottle

Choosing Wine in a Restaurant

Some Special Wines

How Wine is Made

The Importance of Place

Does the Answer Lie in the Soil?

Growing Vines

The Wine Plant and its Fruit

The Vineyard Year

A Bluffer's Guide to Winemaking Jargon

The Winemaking Process

How Sparkling Wines are Made

How Sweet Wines are Made

Oak—Ingredient X

Wine Grape Varieties

The Vine Family

White Wine Varieties

Red Wine Varieties

The World of Wine

France

Bordeaux

Burgundy

Côte d'Or

Chablis

Côte Chalonnaise

Mâconnais and Beaujolais

Champagne

Alsace

Loire

Rhône

Provence and Corsica

South West France

Languedoc

Roussillon

Vins de Pays

Rest of France

Italy

North West Italy

North East Italy

Tuscany

Rest of Central Italy

Southern Italy and Islands

Spain

Rioja

Ribera del Duero

North East Spain

North West Spain

Central and Southern Spain

Sherry

Portugal

Port

Madeira

Germany

Austria

Switzerland

Central & Eastern Europe

Mediterranean Countries

USA

California

Washington

Oregon

Rest of North America

Chile

Rest of South America

Australia

South Australia

Victoria

New South Wales

Western Australia

Tasmania

New Zealand

South Africa

Other Countries

Vintage Guide

Where to Buy Wine

How to Find Out More

Picture Credits

Index

Author Biography: Jancis Robinson is the only British journalist to have qualified as a Master of Wine. She was the wine columnist for the Sunday Times from 1980 to 1986 and now has a regular column in both the Financial Times and the American based Wine Spectator magazine.

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