Author: Alan Young
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Release Date: 2010-11-01
This new and completely updated edition, by one of the wine world’s greatest authorities, sets out to teach you that wine, like anything else that gives us pleasure, can be enjoyed more fully by those who have taken the trouble to learn something about it, and who have tried to develop their individual sensory systems. The human sensory system, which includes sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing, can be trained, just as our minds or muscles can be trained. In fact, a high level of assessment skill is within reach of the average wine lover. With the tools given in this book, wine’s myriad sensory cues of quality become discernible, and the distinct and deep pleasure of wine accessible.
Author: Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Dornfelder - Wie unterscheiden sich die Weine eigentlich? Und was macht ihren geschmacklichen Charakter aus? Ed McCarthy und Mary Ewing-Mulligan nehmen die Leser in "Wein fur Dummies" mit auf die Reise durch die Welt des Weines. Sie erlautern, welche Rebsorten es gibt, wie sie sich voneinander unterscheiden und wie Wein hergestellt wird. Sie stellen die verschiedenen Weinanbauregionen der Welt vor und erklaren, worauf man bei einer Weinprobe achten muss. Au?erdem beantworten die Autoren viele Fragen rund um den Wein: Wie wird Wein gelagert und serviert? Darf man einen Bordeaux zum Fisch oder einen Riesling zum Schweinebraten trinken? Worauf muss man beim Weinkauf achten und wie beschreibt man das Bukett eines Weines?
From grape lover to grape aficionado. The possibilities of learning about and buying wine have expanded and so has The Complete Idiots Guide® to Wine Basics with a new edition. Here, readers can get their hands on new information such as ordering hard-to-find wine online, discussing the newest and most popular labels and vintages, and understanding the biggest trend in wine today - environmentally conscious wines and winemaking. Readers will find: ?Essentials about the winemaking process, key terms, tips for tasting, and buying advice ?Organic, biodynamic and natural winemaking ?Winemaking in states other than California, Oregon, and Washington ?Regions gaining popularity, such as South Africa, Eastern Europe, and Portugal
You dont need to know all about wine regions or how wine is made to choose wine with confidence. If you like the sound of intense, blackcurranty reds or aromatic whites, this book will tell you how to find these flavours in the wines you buy, regardless of whether the wine is labelled by grape variety or by country. Drinking wine is all about enjoyment. In this new digital edition, Oz explains how to get maximum enjoyment out of every bottle you buy, from dealing with broken corks, to learning basic tasting techniques, spotting faulty wine, and matching food and wine, whether at home or in a restaurant. In Ozs down-to-earth guide to all the worlds major wine regions youll find everything you need to know to navigate your way round a wine shop or wine website. Oz explores grape varieties, flavours and styles, giving equal consideration to classic wine regions such as Bordeaux and Chianti and the newer wine-producing countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina. Do vintages matter? Are the wines good value for money? Oz tells you everything you really need to know. Gradually building your knowledge with expert tips, information boxes and wines to try, this is a complete guide for the beginner wine enthusiast.
Author: Allen R. Balik
Release Date: 2000-01
Stocked with wisdom and quips from high profile restaurateurs and California wine makers, this book uncorks the myths about choosing, tasting, and drinking wine; what wines to serve and when; and how to get the wine steward to be an ally. Full color.
Demystify wine with this ultimate visual course for wine lovers - now available in PDF. Think while you drink with Wine A Tasting Course. A fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know and exploding wine myths. Can't smell honeysuckle or taste tobacco? So what. Wine A Tasting Course focuses on you, helping you to discover which wines you like and why. Easy to understand, jargon-free and full of fun infographics, this no-nonsense book will help you to appreciate enjoying wine in everyday life, exploring talking, tasting and buying wine, before then covering grape varieties and regions. Drink alongside your discoveries with fun wine tasting tests that cover wines from all over the world and learn key wine facts in "Did you know" boxes. Wine- A Tasting Course is perfect for anyone looking for a practical dynamic guide to wine tasting that focuses on enjoying and understanding wine for yourself, rather than for others.
Many people find the wide variety of wines available rather daunting. But a little knowledge can offer you a world of enjoyment. In "Enjoying Wine", Chris Losh starts by explaining how factors such as soil and climate affect how grape juice develops into wine, and tells you how to find clues to its taste on wine labels. In Where Wine Comes From, Chris takes you around the world from Australia to California, describing how different countries apporach winemaking and what styles they are known for. He looks at Grape Varieties, from Merlot to Muscat, including lists of Famous White and Red Wines. Chris also explores rose, sparkling, and sweet and fortified wines. The next chapter, Choosing Wine, concentrates on matching the right wine to specific occasions and cuisines - invaluable advice, especially when you are facing a restaurant wine list. Finally, Chris offers essential advice on Practicalities, from storing and serving to identifying wine faults. He also describes how to set up your own fun winetasting at home to improve your tasting skills.*All the knowledge you need to enjoy the fruit of the vine, from appreciating classic grape varieties to matching food and wine.*Includes twenty delicious recipes from top food writers incoporating wine, from the classic Coq au Vin to cutting-edge chocolate and Cabernet Pots.*Written in down-to-earth, accessible style by wine writer Chris Losh.
From the best-selling author of The Cheese Course comes a new guide to enjoying one of the most basic yet sophisticated culinary delights: cheese and wine. Janet Fletcher leads readers on an international tour of 70 cheeses,exploring the best wine pairings and serving suggestions. From Oregon's autumnal Rogue River Blue to aromatic Brind'Amour evocative of the Corsican countryside, cheese lovers will savor the range of textures, flavors, and colors. Featuring mouth-watering color photography and detailed, informative text, this collection of cheeses and the wines that go with them will inspire perfect pairings.
Author: Bernard Klem
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Release Date: 2009-07-01
If you read wine reviews, you're already either amused or confused by the soaring language wine writers often use to describe what they're smelling and tasting. But do you always know what they mean? Have you ever sipped a complex white and sensed what's so colorfully described as a peacock's tail? Have you ever savored a full-bodied red only to detect the ripe acrid smell of a horse stall? If not, you're in for a treat, because these terms and thousands more are all here to amuse, dismay, enlighten, inspire, puzzle, and utterly shock you . Welcome to the rich linguistic universe of wine speak: a world where words and wine intersect in an uncontrolled riot of language guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours. The author, a lifelong lover of both wine and words, has compiled and organized this unique thesaurus of 36,975 wine tasting descriptors into 20 special collections extracted from 27 categories so you can locate exactly the right term or phrase to express yourself clearly or to understand others. May your path across the galaxy of wine be paved only with labels from the very best bottles on earth. Or, much more cautiously, with wines that could introduce you to angel pee, citronella, eastern European fruit soup, Godzilla, iodine, ladies' underwear, mustard gas, old running shoes, rawhide, hot tar roads, bubblegum, sweaty saddles, crushed ants, kitchen drains, or even turpentine.
For those new to wine or for dabblers who could use some help deciphering foreign labels, Knack Wine Basics brings unprecedented clarity to the world of the world's most ubiquitous libation. By a California-based expert—and including 400 full-color photos, ten recipes, and twelve maps—it covers everything from how to read a label to entertaining with wine; ordering and serving wine; food and wine pairings; cooking with wine; profiles of red, white, rose, and sparkling wine; wine from all regions of the world; and how to interpret wine ratings.
Contents Introduction Cheese Basics: Cheeses of the World; History; Cheese Styles; Cheesemaking; Artisan vs. Large Scale Cheesemaking; Buying Cheese; Storing Cheese; Serving Cheese; Tasting Cheese Wine Basics: Wines of the World; History; Wine Categories and Styles; Winemaking; Wine Bottle Labels; Buying Wine; Storing Wine; Serving Wine; Tasting Wine; To Your Good Health Pairing Basics: Your Personal Pleasure is the Goal; Guidelines; Goals; More Tasting Suggestions Pairing Recommendations: Cheese & Wine Pairing Recommendations; Wine & Cheese Pairing Recommendations Journals: "My Favorite Pairings" Journal; "Oops! I Won't Pair These Again" Journal