The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities

The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities

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by Kevin Zraly
     
 

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Kevin Zraly, author of one of the best-selling wine books of all time, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, has assembled the finest writers of the last 50 years to explain everything you need to know about wine. Each one addresses the subject he or she is most famous for, including decanting, tasting, grapes, matching food and wine, winemaking,See more details below

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Kevin Zraly, author of one of the best-selling wine books of all time, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, has assembled the finest writers of the last 50 years to explain everything you need to know about wine. Each one addresses the subject he or she is most famous for, including decanting, tasting, grapes, matching food and wine, winemaking, sustainable vineyards, the various wine countries and regions, terroir, and much, much more. Complete with regional vintage charts, grape charts, a glossary, and vintage labels, this book is like an entire wine library in a single volume.

Includes:
• Hugh Johnson • Robert M. Parker, Jr. • Jancis Robinson • Lettie Teague • Alexis Bespaloff • Neal I. Rosenthal • Oz Clarke • Gerald Asher • Joshua Wesson • Andrea Immer Robinson • Molly Chappellet • Jay McInerny • Robert Mondavi • Francis Ford Coppola • Baron Philippe de Rothschild • Joy Sterling • Michael Broadbent • Clive Coates • Kermit Lynch • Tom Stevenson • Joseph Bastianich • David Lynch and Burton Anderson • Frank Prial • Matt Kramer • Karen McNiell

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Library Journal
Zraly, author of the best-selling Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, brings some of the wine world's greatest writers together in an exceptionally engaging anthology. The contributions, which include extracts from books and articles as well as a few pieces written especially for the anthology, range from the basics of wine tasting and good and bad wine pairings to essays on wine making and the great wine regions of the world. All the expected big names are here—including Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson—along with a few unexpected contributors, such as Calvin Trillin, whose essay on whether you can tell the difference between red and white wines is a witty delight. VERDICT With its sparkling blend of practical and philosophical writing, this is a literary vintage that both wine newbies and serious drinkers will find worth savoring.—John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., AZ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402776663
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
527,716
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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