The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World

The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World

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by M. Gibson
     
 

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A comprehensive, must-have guide to beverage service including wine, beer, and spirits

The Sommelier Prep Course is the ultimate resource for any aspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includes sections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New World wines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties of spirits. Review

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A comprehensive, must-have guide to beverage service including wine, beer, and spirits

The Sommelier Prep Course is the ultimate resource for any aspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includes sections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New World wines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties of spirits. Review questions, key terms, a pronunciation guide, maps, and even sample wine labels provide invaluable test prep information for acing the major sommelier certification exams.

For each type of beverage, author Michael Gibson covers the essential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. He also includes sections on service, storage, and wine list preparation for a full understanding of every aspect of beverage service.
•    An ideal test prep resource for anyone studying for certification by The Court of Master Sommeliers, The Society of Wine Educators, or The International Sommelier Guild
•    An excellent introduction to wine and beverages for bartenders, beverage enthusiasts, and students
•    Based on education materials developed by the author for his culinary and hospitality students at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale

With concise, accessible information from an expert sommelier, this is the most complete guide available to all the wines, beers, and spirits of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470283189
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
57,400
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL GIBSON is lead instructor for wine and spirits at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. He is a certified specialist of wine with the Society of Wine Educators and a certified sommelier with the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers. He also works in the beverage industry as the director of operations for a wine and spirits distributor.

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The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most comprehensive and well-researched book I've used while studying for initial Master Sommelier certifications -- and most affordable! Chapters laid out well for easy absorption. Includes multiple-choice review tests after each chapter. Only 'con' is poor reprint of maps (gray-scale) leaving many boundaries almost indistinguishable. Wish I had bought this book first...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! This is best wine book that I have ever read. Congrats to a very talented author. Recommend highly.....5+ all the way!!