Taste of Wine: The Art and Science of Wine Appreciation

Taste of Wine: The Art and Science of Wine Appreciation

by Emile Peynaud
     
 

Emile Peynaud's Le Gout du Vin has long been considered the definitive book on winetasting by professional tasters. Now, this new English language second edition makes his timeless classic truly accessible to a new generation of American readers. The Taste of Wine is Peynaud's complete examination of the science and practice of winetasting, with detailed treatment of… See more details below

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Emile Peynaud's Le Gout du Vin has long been considered the definitive book on winetasting by professional tasters. Now, this new English language second edition makes his timeless classic truly accessible to a new generation of American readers. The Taste of Wine is Peynaud's complete examination of the science and practice of winetasting, with detailed treatment of the senses and how they function, tasting techniques and problems, wine balance and quality, winetasting vocabulary, training, and the art of drinking. A brilliant synthesis of the Bordeaux and Burgundy/Beaujolais schools of tasting, Peynaud's unique method combines the subjective description of wine with well-established scientific principles - forming an approach which is definitive, comprehensive, and free of esoteric jargon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932664648
Publisher:
Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Translator's Note
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
1The Science and Practice of Winetasting1
2The Senses and How They Work15
3The Visual Aspect of Wine28
4The Sense of Smell50
5Taste and Tasters78
6Tasting Problems and Errors of Perception104
7Tasting Techniques118
8The Interpretation of Tasting Tests151
9Balance in Wine188
10Winetasting Vocabulary210
11Training Tasters269
12Quality in Wine289
13The Art of Drinking310
Bibliography335
Index337

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