Shiraz...Pinot Noir...Chardonnay...Malbec...Prosecco. There's nothing quite like the perfect glass of wine. But with so many different wines to choose from, where do you start? The Everything Wine Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive wine resource for expanding your wine knowledge and taste buds. David White, founder of the influential wine blog Terroirist.com, provides you with an introductory wine course, covering all the essentials, including:How to identify the nuances of varieties by taste, smell, and regionHow to choose wines for any occasionHow pair food with wineThe history of different types of winesHow to create a personalized wine cellar Featuring a pronunciation guide, a glossary of terms, and instructions on how to store and serve wines at home, this all-in-one guide will turn you into a true wine connoisseur in no time at all!
Never has the wine world had so much to offer, and never have smart decisions about value, quality, grape, and season been so difficult to make. In The Wine Savant, Michael Steinberger tramps through the world of contemporary wine—from three-buck Chuck and bucket-list Bordeaux to bottle speculators and biodynamic wineries—to give the inside scoop on the key concerns facing the new generation of wine lovers:
• Why is California suddenly cool again?
• What’s really the difference between a 95-point wine and a 94-point wine?
• Why is Burgundy ascendant and Bordeaux suddenly so passé?
• What’s a biodynamic wine, what’s a natural wine, and should you care?
• Do food and wine pairings still matter?
Featuring expert buying guides—including the New Kings of California and the World’s Great $25-and-Under Bottles—and tips on tough-to-pair cuisines like Indian and Japanese, The Wine Savant is the perfect guide to today’s often-bewildering realm of choice: ferociously opinionated and committed body and soul to enjoying every glass.
Whether you want to know how to make better wine buying decisions, how wine is made, wine and food pairing, dealing with the sommelier, or entertaining at home, this book will help you become a wine expert!
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn...
THE TYPE OF VINES
WINEMAKING IN THE CELLAR
FROM THE CELLAR TO YOUR TABLE
CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINES
THE TOOLS OF GOOD WINE TASTING
WINE AND FOOD PAIRING
WINING AND DINING ETIQUETTE
DEALING WITH THE SOMMELIER
ENTERTAINING AT HOME
BUILDING YOUR CELLAR
STOCKING YOUR CELLAR
MUCH, MUCH, MORE!