Discover the many pleasures of tasting and discussing wine for yourself, with expert tuition from the acclaimed wine writer Andrew Jefford. Written with warmth, wit and a deep love of the subject, it unfolds in 20 projects, so you learn the essentials in a helpful order.
The first part, The Tools, introduces you to the kit you'll need for tasting and thinking about wine, including glasses and the colours of key wine types. You'll learn how to choose wine and make tasting notes. The Elements explains wine's components.
Andrew profiles the Magnificent Seven grapes: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir, plus more from the vine family, and profiles the role of the winemaker in shaping the finished product.
The final part of the book, The Journey, is a tour of the world's wine-producing countries, and describes the characteristics of each. Once you've finished the course, you'll be buying and tasting wine with confidence!