Oz Clarke's Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wine

Oz Clarke's Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wine

by Oz Clarke
     
 

Oz Clarke, Britain's most popular wine writer, is totally in tune with what novice wine enthusiasts want to know, learn, and, most importantly, enjoy about the fruit of the vine.
His accessible and comprehensive beginner's guide is a wonderful treat for wine lovers eager to enhance their knowledge: Clarke lays out the rules of wine tasting, explains what… See more details below

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Oz Clarke, Britain's most popular wine writer, is totally in tune with what novice wine enthusiasts want to know, learn, and, most importantly, enjoy about the fruit of the vine.
His accessible and comprehensive beginner's guide is a wonderful treat for wine lovers eager to enhance their knowledge: Clarke lays out the rules of wine tasting, explains what creates a wine's signature taste, describes all the top grape varieties and their individual characteristics, and dispenses wisdom on how to make the perfect match of food and wine.
A section on spotting “corked” and faulty wines also helps newcomers gain confidence in their choices.
After discussing the basics, Oz takes readers on a world tour of wine through the main winemaking regions of Europe, the United States, South America, and other key wine-producing countries.

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Library Journal
Reminiscent of the best elementary school textbooks, well-known British wine writer Clarke's guide boasts stimulating illustrations, a fun, reassuring tone, and a commitment to show rather than tell. The creative arrangement organizes a seemingly impossible amount of information in fewer than 200 pages. By eschewing history to focus on the present (understanding labels and buying, opening, tasting, and storing wine), Clarke's primary objective is to "get the flavour you want." Ever been frustrated by European wine labels that list vineyard and region but not the grape variety? A heaven-sent appellation decoder is included to serve as your Rosetta stone. Pair with Wes Marshall's recent What's a Wine Lover To Do? for handy at-home wine reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402771231
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
874,552
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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