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Now available in paperback, Oz Clarke's Introducing Wine is a handy beginner's guide to the world of wine. Starting with descriptions of the full spectrum of wine flavors, Clarke then provides an excellent guide to tasting, serving, and storing wine; how to order wine in a restaurant; and even what all that jargon means. Finally, he wraps up with a wide-ranging exploration of the regions, grapes, styles, and wine producers, with completely updated lists of wines to try from each region. Perfect for the new ...

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Overview

Now available in paperback, Oz Clarke's Introducing Wine is a handy beginner's guide to the world of wine. Starting with descriptions of the full spectrum of wine flavors, Clarke then provides an excellent guide to tasting, serving, and storing wine; how to order wine in a restaurant; and even what all that jargon means. Finally, he wraps up with a wide-ranging exploration of the regions, grapes, styles, and wine producers, with completely updated lists of wines to try from each region. Perfect for the new oenophile or any reader looking to review wine basics, Clarke's concise, accessible, and entertaining reference is the most complete introductory book on wine available.

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Editorial Reviews

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PRAISE FOR OZ CLARKE'S INTRODUCING WINE
"Everything a beginner needs, from using a bottle opener to navigating a wine list."-The New York Times
Wine Enthusiast
Sharp without being sarcastic, witty without being flippant, he communicates well with novice and knowledgeable wine enthusiasts alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156030236
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Oz Clarke, one of the world's leading wine experts, is a featured advisor to winetoday.com, the New York Times wine Web site, and he has won all the major wine writing awards. He lives in West London. Margaret Rand is an award-winning wine writer and a former editor of Wine magazine, Wine & Spirit International and Whisky magazine. She contributes to a wide range of wine publications and Internet sites and has been general editor, then wine editor of Oz Clarke's Wine Buying Guide for the last 11 editions. Margaret has also worked as an editor on several other Oz Clarke titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Part I The Flavours of Wine 6
Get the flavour you want 8
What makes each wine unique 23
Discover grape varieties 30
Part II Enjoying Wine 46
Opening the bottle 48
Serving wine 50
How to taste wine 52
How to spot a faulty wine 57
Drinking wine in a restaurant 58
Matching food and wine 60
Wine and health 64
Buying and storing wine 65
Understanding wine labels 68
Part III The World of Wine 74
France 76
Italy 94
Spain 101
Portugal 106
Germany 110
Other European countries 113
United States 116
Canada 123
South America 124
Australia 128
New Zealand 134
South Africa 134
Other wine-producing countries 137
Appellation decoder 138
The most useful words in wine 141
Index 142
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