The Connoisseur's Guide to Nosing, Tasting and Enjoying Wine.
This is an accessible and jargon-free guide to tasting, understanding and appreciating wine.
There is an undoubted social cachet in being able to 'appreciate' a good wine. But wine shouldn't be viewed as a code given only to an elite. It is a delicious pleasure open to all and in 'Appreciating Wine', everyone, whatever their expertise, is offered detailed, structured tuition on developing their palates for 'the sensational liquid'.
Appreciation, however, is more than mere enjoyment; it requires knowledge and evaluation, and the aim of this witty, entertaining and highly informative book is to let you understand exactly why you taste what you do and be able to make informed judgments about what you are drinking.
Phillips Hills guides you through the whole tasting process. You will learn about the different types of grapes, the different growing conditions, regional variations, and what each of the stages of the production process brings to the final product.