The Little Black Book of Wine: A Simple Guide to the World of Wine

Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
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The Little Black Book of Wine: A Simple Guide to the World of Wine serves up everything you need to know about wine, minus the pretense. Demystifies lingo and lore and teaches how to serve, preserve, store, and evaluate wines. Covers wine terms, developing your wine sense, types of grapes, and wines of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, and Chile. It's a mini tour guide to wine country and beyond!
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About the author

Elizabeth Poyet is a wine connoisseur and the author of several books.

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Publisher
Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
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Pages
161
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ISBN
9781441300195
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Language
English
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Genres
Antiques & Collectibles / Wine
Cooking / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
Cooking / Beverages / Alcoholic / Wine
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