Wine: A Practical Guide to Enjoying Your Selection

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Following the success of the author's Wine: From Grape to Glass, this new book offers a treasury of invaluable information for the contemporary wine consumer who would like to know more about caring for wine and serving it properly. It answers such questions as, How do you store wine? What sorts of glasses allow you to enjoy it most? How long can you keep it? In addition to covering all the basics, this book provides numerous tips and tricks on such subjects as how to prevent the cork from breaking when opening ...
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Overview


Following the success of the author's Wine: From Grape to Glass, this new book offers a treasury of invaluable information for the contemporary wine consumer who would like to know more about caring for wine and serving it properly. It answers such questions as, How do you store wine? What sorts of glasses allow you to enjoy it most? How long can you keep it? In addition to covering all the basics, this book provides numerous tips and tricks on such subjects as how to prevent the cork from breaking when opening a bottle; what the experts have to say about chilling and warming wines; how to hold a Champagne bottle to prevent spillage; how to store wine even if you live in a small apartment, and much more.
The wonderfully knowledgeable text is illustrated with more than 200 illustrations, including inspiring images specially commissioned for the book and step-by-step photos and drawings. Rounding out the information are a glossary of wine terms and a guide to Web sites. With so much to offer, this book enables both beginners and more knowledgeable wine lovers to fully appreciate the pleasures of wine.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789207456
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Proper Treatment of Wine
The Loveliest Stimulant in the World
Opening the Wine Bottle
Serving Wine
Wine and Its Aromas
Wine and Health
Wine and Its Accessories
Storing and Buying Wine
Wine and Food
Ten Most Persistent Myths About Wine
A Basic Wine Glossary
Sources and Index
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