With this guide you can learn everything you need to know to choose and enjoy wines of all kinds. You can be confident about buying, trying, and talking about wine. The book provides solid information about the most important types of wines, friendly advice in an easy-to-understand format, and tips, definitions, and warnings to help you along the way.
About the Author
Philip Seldon has had a lifelong fascination with wine. He founded Vintage Magazine, which he published for 17 years, and wrote the best-selling Vintage Magazine Consumer Guide to Wine. He share exactly what you need to know about wine!
The book arrived in good condition. I am enjoying it very much so far. The author breaks down each aspect of drinking wine, not just the wine itself. It is broken into five main parts: * The wine drinking experience, essentially, which includes glasses, bottles, corks, and bottle openers. * Winemaking, the grapes involved, how to judge a wine. * Wine around the world. * How to select a wine. * Storing wine, matching wine with foods, evidence for wine being beneficial for health. The appendices are handy, too: * recommended wines by price, color, maker, and other aspects * wine vocab * recommended books for further reading * various wine toasts * wine accessories and their prices * the appropriate wines for occasions * what not to do with wine * wine Internet resources * wine mags, newsletters, and catalogs, and their prices I plan on reading the entirety of it (~500 pages) before I turn twenty-one this year.
with a book about wine that unravels and decodes all the language that goes with wine. Philip Seldon takes you step by step through the wine world, without all the fancy words and snobbish attitude that the wine world is stereotyped with. He guides you through wine in a way that allows you to form your own opinions. This book sits on my coffee table and it has a been a useful tool in my journey with wine.
This book is simply wonderful – it tells you everything you need to know about wine without being cute or condescending like Wine for Dummies. Robert Mondavi says that this is the best introductory book on wine and it certainly is. It has more information than Wine for Dummies including specific wine recommendations. While it is an Idiot’s Guide it does not treat you like an idiot. I recommend it for everybody who wants to learn about wine.
- Title: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine, Second Edition (2nd Edition)
- Autor: Alpha Group
- Publisher (Publication Date): Alpha; 2 edition (January 13, 2000)
- Language: English
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