Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know

Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know

by Melissa Monosoff

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Full of tips, trivia, and useful how-tos, this pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for wine lovers.

Wine is one of the world’s oldest beverages, and there’s never been a better time to fill a glass with the fruit of the vine. Whether you prefer robust reds, crisp whites, or subtle rosés, you’ll find lots to drink in on the pages of this pocket-sized guide, packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for wine enthusiasts of every variety. Seasoned sommeliers and budding oenologists alike will learn all things wine, including:

  • How Wine Is Made
  • How to Pour a Glass of Wine
  • How to Pair Wine with Food
  • The Truth About Sulfites
  • How to Bring the Perfect Wine for Any Occasion
  • And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683690207
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Stuff You Should Know , #23
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Melissa Monosoff is a sommelier, restaurant consultant, and wine and spirits educator. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she served wine for years in some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants before relocating to Texas, where she now lives and works.

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Highlights from Wine History
Terms Every Wine Snob Should Know
The Life Cycle of a Grapevine
How the Vineyard Affects the Wine
From Grape to Glass: How Wine Is Made
Know Your Grapes: White
Know Your Grapes: Red
Wine and Grape Varieties Cheat Sheet
Dry vs. Sweet Wines
Why You Should Love Wine Blends
How Wine Is Aged
Vintage 101
How Champagne (and Other Bubbly)
Gets Its Sparkle
Why Does Wine Get So Expensive?
Special Labels: Kosher, Organic, and Biodynamic Wine
The Truth about Sulfites

How to Read a Wine Label
How to Open a Wine Bottle
Glassware 101
How to Pour a Proper Glass of Wine
The Perfect Serving Temperature for Any Style
How to Taste Wine Like a Pro
How to Age and Cellar Wine
How to Navigate a Restaurant Wine List
How to Pair Wine with Food
6 Classic Wine Cocktails

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party
How to Bring the Perfect Wine for Any Occasion
9 Handy Wine Tools
Stains, Souring, and Split Corks: Wine Troubleshooting
The Truth about Reviews and Ratings
How to Become a Sommelier
Wines of the World
10 World-Class Wine Travel Destinations
10 Wines Sommeliers Love


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