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The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine like the Experts [NOOK Book]

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Select, serve, and enjoy wine like a pro!

The more you know about anything, the more enjoyable it can be. That is certainly true of wine—and Brian Smith, a leading wine educator at the Culinary Institute of America, is the perfect guide to this sometimes intimidating subject. “If you want to make wine complicated, you can,” Smith says, “but to select and serve wine ...

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The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine like the Experts

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Overview

Select, serve, and enjoy wine like a pro!

The more you know about anything, the more enjoyable it can be. That is certainly true of wine—and Brian Smith, a leading wine educator at the Culinary Institute of America, is the perfect guide to this sometimes intimidating subject. “If you want to make wine complicated, you can,” Smith says, “but to select and serve wine effectively, you simply need to know the basics.”


He’s included all of those basics in this lively and comprehensive guide to the world of wine.

You’ll learn:
All about the various wine style, grape types, and wine regions
How to pair wines with specific foods
How to decipher wine labels like an expert
How to order, taste, and decant wine with confidence

And much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603763615
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 756,457
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Born in London, Brian H. Smith was educated and worked in the wine trade in England before moving to the United States. He has taught and lectured extensively here and abroad, and for the past 15 years has been one of the leading wine educators at the renowned Culinary Institute of America. He is the co-author of Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World (2001). He lives in Kingston, New York.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     8
The World of Wine     11
What Wine Is     11
How to Taste     17
Wines by Grape Type     27
What's in a Name?     41
Reading the Label     60
Areas of Production     67
United States of America     72
Australia     84
New Zealand     88
South Africa     90
Chile     92
Argentina     93
France     94
Italy     123
Spain     134
Portugal     143
Germany     152
Austria     160
In the Restaurant     161
Ordering Wine     163
Wine List Organization     165
Serving Savvy     176
Food & Wine     193
Traditional Approach     194
Alternative Guiding Principles     196
What Not to Do     205
From the Store Back to Your Place     207
Buying Bottles     207
Drink Now or Savor Later?     218
Vintage Chart     224
Index     229
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