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

( 2 )

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback
$31.09
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$35.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $24.68   
  • New (9) from $24.68   
  • Used (2) from $31.08   
Sending request ...

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470283189
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 136,644
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface.

1: Wine Basics.

2: A Short History of Wine.

3: Viticulture.

4: Viniculture.

5: Important Grape Varieties.

6: Food & Wine Pairing.

7: Wine Tasting and Sensory Analysis.

8: Applying Wine Analysis.

9: The Wines of France.

10: The Wines of Italy.

11: The Wines of Spain.

12: The Wines of Germany.

13: The Wines of Portugal.

14: The Wines of Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Other EuropeanRegions.

15: The Old World and the New World of Wine.

16: The Wines of the United States.

17: The Wines of Australia.

18: The Wines of New Zealand.

19: The Wines of South Africa.

20: The Wines of Chile.

21: The Wines of Argentina.

22: Emerging Wine Regions of the World.

23: Beer: Importance, Ingredients, and the Brewing Process.

24: Ales, Lagers, and Beer Styles.

25: Sake, Mead, and Cider.

26: Distillation and Spirit Production.

27: Important Styles of Spirits.

28: Beverage Service and Storage.

29: Beverage Sales and Wine Lists.

Appendices.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Most comprehensive and well-researched book I've used while stud

    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...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

    GREAT BOOK!

    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!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)