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The ultimate course for wine lovers! Learn your sauvignon blanc from your chardonnay and your merlot from your grenache.
Smell, swirl and taste your way to transforming from wine novice to expert. The pages of this wine book make a comprehensive, no-nonsense wine tasting course that covers every aspect of wine from grape to glass.
Explore the nuances of your favorite red and white and discover new cultivars. Inside, you’ll find:
• A dynamic course in understanding wine — through tasting and appreciation — with every subject given a high-impact visual treatment.
• A structure that reflects how people approach wine — talking, tasting, and buying wine comes before exploring grape varieties and wine regions.
• All key wine subjects are covered, shown and explained in an easy-to-understand way.
• Themed tasting exercises are located throughout the book, encouraging readers to learn at their own pace.
Follow expert wine advice in the latest edition of Wine: A Tasting Course. The updated text and refreshed design bring concepts to life like food and wine pairing, identifying the style spectrum, and distinguishing taste and smell. It explores fun wine facts and explodes myths, giving you everything you need to talk, taste and enjoy your favorite vintage.
Can't smell honeysuckle in that glass of sauvignon blanc, or wondering which end of a bottle of chianti is the "nose?" With this immersive guide to all things wine, you'll soon become an expert. Pour over vibrant infographics and learn through “Did you know?” boxes as you try out a selection of taste tests, and get a handle on grape varieties and regions. This wine guide is a beautiful gift for the wine lover in your life, or the book for beginners you’ve been searching for to enjoy, understand and appreciate wine.
About the Author
Sommelier Marnie Old is a breath of fresh air in the wine world, known for her engaging and intuitive explanations of complex wine topics. She writes a humorous wine column for the Philadelphia Daily News and is a featured speaker at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Formerly director of wine studies for Manhattan’s esteemed French Culinary Institute, Old also served as the founding education chairperson for the American Sommelier Association. Her first book, also published by DK, was the popular He Said Beer, She Said Wine, an entertaining debate on food pairing coauthored with beer legend Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Old has also written the popular Wine Secrets and the award-winning Wine Simplified, an interactive crash-course ebook.