Knowing what to expect from a bottle of wine, and a little of where it is from and how it is made, adds immensely to its enjoyment. All About Wine will enable wine enthusiasts to approach any bottle with confidence. Written in engaging style by bestseller Jonathan Ray, it will help you to become an expert in no time.
The first section, 'Wine Basics', explains why wine tastes the way it does. Soil, grapes, method of production and climate all influence the final product. Next, discover the most important grape varieties, their styles and which famous wines they make in The Grapes. From Bordeaux to the Barossa Valley, Alsace to Oregon,Wine Places introduces the world's major wine-growing regions. Each area is accompanied by a map and accessible 'at a glance' information including key producers, vintages and grapes. Making the Most of Every Glass explores the best ways to store, serve and taste wine, how to decipher wine labels, select the best glasses and even tackle daunting restaurant wine lists.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2005
- 232 x 245 x 21mm