WineSense cuts through the jargon and complexities wine can present. In this common-sense guide, Bob Desautels offers straightforward information on types of wine, tasting, wine history, grape varieties, approaches to winemaking, and more. His Three Keys to Understanding Wine allow the everyday wine enthusiast and the beginner to truly grasp the subject while increasing their appreciation of wine.
The ultimate purpose of this book is to teach you how to find good and consistent styles of wine that suit your palate. You’ll be able to look beyond the safe choices and search for local wines that have the best qualities of your international favourites. With a deeper understanding of wine, you’ll gain true WineSense, offering you a newfound confidence in choosing the right wine for the right time.
·Candid "from the trenches" comments from consumers and wine pros alike
·Results of "kitchen survivor test," revealing how each wine fares as a leftover
·Robinson's Best Bets or solving every buying dilemma, from hip wines to impress a date to blue-chip choices
for a client
·Listing of the years' top-performing wines at every price level, from steal to splurge
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob’s Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify:
Finish: the Snob code-term for "aftertaste." (Robert Parker includes the stopwatch-measured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.)
Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with "heritage," and should NEVER be pronounced "meri-TAHJ."
Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of "gunflint," "leather," and "candied fruits"
Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob’s Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers!
The 2017 Food & Wine Wine Guide provides accessible expert reviews and recommendations of the top bottlings from 500 wineries across the United States. From established producers to exciting up-and-comers we uncork Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, Cabernets and Merlots from California, the Pacific Northwest, across the Heartland and the East Coast.
There is no better time for American wine and no better guide than the 2017 Food & Wine Guide!
As an independent sommelier and craved wine enthusiast, LaSaan Georgeson entertainingly introduces her style of educating wine novices and wine collectors alike through the personification of wine. She wittingly personifies wine varietals by correlating them to human attributes while providing whimsical tips for creative food pairings. Get ready for a whole new way of wine pairing for optimal indulgence.
LaSaan hopes that readers will identify and appreciate the vast differences in personalities that wines display. She intentionally weaves in and out of describing the characteristics and attributes of wine varietals while revealing uncanny similarities to human beings throughout. LaSaan layers in basic education on wines as she passionately guides you through wine history, correlations of wine varietals to human characteristics, winemaking and varietal expression. She then allows the reader to savor through the aroma and palate descriptions - you can practically inhale and taste the wines right off the page.
The book is all about making the topic of wine more approachable and providing a simple yet sound connection of people to wine in one of the descriptors of a medium to full body white varietal: “I come with an easy attitude as I’m hardy and a neutral balance with minimal needs. I am comfortable and confident in my skin...”
“Wines are organic, with inherent characteristics just like you and me!”
“ ￼Excellent read! Fun reading for anyone who likes wine! This book is also educational for those of us that prefer to enjoy wine without getting too technical on the aspects of wine history, regions, and winemaking.“
“...LaSaan is extremely knowledgeable, and she brings a unique experience that is lively, full of conversation, and memorable. Also, I highly recommend her e-book: “If a Wine Were Me Which Would it Be.” It is fun and informative – rich with information where everyone can learn something new. If you haven’t read it yet, get it now!”
"This is the first wine book I've truly enjoyed. The concept is clever and fun (it's definitely a good conversation starter with people you are getting to know!), and the book is an educational and easy read. The tasty descriptions of the wines will make you want to run out and buy each one - and their suggested food pairings!”
With charm, wit, and intelligence, Asimov tells how he went from writing beer reviews for his high school newspaper on Long Island to the most coveted job in the industry. He evaluates the current wine culture, discussing trends both interesting and alarming, and celebrates the extraordinary pleasures of wine while, at the same time, questioning the conventional wisdom about wine.
Whether you’re a connoisseur or a novice, already love wine or want to know it better, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto is the book for you.
Das Ergebnis ist mal skuril, mal gruselig, traurig und manchmal lässt einen die Geschichte auch mit einer gewissen Genugtuung zurück.
Genießen Sie die Sieger-Geschichten und gönnen SIe sich auch unter der strahlenden Sonne eine Gänsehaut vom Feinsten...