New Wine Lover's Companion

New Wine Lover's Companion

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by Ron Herbst
     
 

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The first edition of this popular wine reference was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as "the best new wine book in more than a decade." The New Wine Lover's Companion has been completely rewritten and updated to make it even better. No wine snobbery here. This book's style is relaxed and conversational, serving up information without

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The first edition of this popular wine reference was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as "the best new wine book in more than a decade." The New Wine Lover's Companion has been completely rewritten and updated to make it even better. No wine snobbery here. This book's style is relaxed and conversational, serving up information without intimidating its reader. Arranged alphabetically, nearly 4,000 entries include innumerable details on grape varieties; wine styles; wine-growing regions; wine label terms; winemaking techniques; how to buy, store, and serve wine; how to have a wine tasting; wine-testing terms; sizes and styles of glassware, wine bottles, and wine openers; ordering wine in a restaurant; opening and serving wine at home; temperatures for serving wine; and much more. This book is the only A-to-Z wine reference that offers phonetic pronunciations. It boasts a totally revised and expanded appendix enhanced with charts, line art, and sample labels. Praise for the previous edition came from many food and dining authorities: "â?¦an invaluable, user-friendly reference. I learned something from the very first page I turned to, and keep learning as I keep turning." --William Rice, Food and Wine Columnist, Chicago Tribune . . . "A great reference! . . . excellent and accurate source for both wine professionals and those involved with wine purely for the love of it." --Jacques Pepin, cookbook author and TV chef

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"â?¦ One of my favorite compact reference books."

—Laurie Daniel, San Jose Mercury News, December 2003

"At a mere $14.95, it's a steal. â?¦ The sections are not stody textbook like entries, but are well-written, informative and upbeat. It's so enticing that I find myself picking it up, opening it at random, reading and learning. â?¦ In the back of the book is a wide array of indices including a pronunciation guide to winery names and brands. The authors sagely recognize that such guides are essential for new wine buffs who want to get it right. â?¦ For any wine lover, beginner or old-timer, this work is a must. There is a wealth of information presented in a logical user-friendly manner. Highly recommended."

—Bob Foster, California Grapevine, January 2004

"Know what geropiga is? Neither did I until I saw the entry in this new editionâ?¦ Obscurities like this make this squat book as addictive to flip through as it is useful. â?¦ a great addition to anyone's library, novice through expert."

—Tara Q. Thomas, Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News Grapevine, December 21, 2003

"â?¦a handy reference â?¦"

—John Griffin, San Antonio Express—News Morning Edition , December 10, 2003

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764120039
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
684
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.06(h) x 1.36(d)

Meet the Author


Ron Herbst and Sharon Tyler Herbst are food and wine writers, consultants, and connoisseurs. Sharon is an award-winning author who appears frequently on TV. Her bestselling previous book for Barron's, Food Lover's Companion, was praised by The New York Times for being "As thick and as satisfying as a well-stuffed sandwich."

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The New Wine Lover's Companion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MariaValetta More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent reference book for wine lovers, or those who would like to learn more about wine. It covers terms in wine making, viticulture, countries and regions producing wine, grape varietals, tasting terms and even provides a pronunciation guide for many words. The back includes pages on decoding wine labels and wine serving techniques, serving temperatures, and much more. Very thorough, yet compact and therefore easy to carry with you. I highly recommend this book for your wine book collection. It is the perfect wine reference tool.